Page 50

Energética India | September / October 2015

ENERGETICA INDIA Tata Power participates in National DELP of LED Bulbs for Mumbai consumers Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) of LED Bulbs is a national programme implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), a Central Govt. undertaking. Energetica India speaks to Mr. Ashok Sethi, COO and ED, Tata Power to further understand the project details. Tata Power has announced that the Lighting Programme (DELP) of LED Bulbs target of saving 21.37 Million units Company as a facilitator has participated for its residential consumers in the Mumbai of energy annually in the domestic sector, in the Domestic Efficient Distribution Area. In line with its ambitious this MERC-approved programmewill en- Energetica India in discussion with Mr. Ashok Sethi, COO and ED, Tata Power ENERGETICA INDIA: Please introduce readers to Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) ASHOK SETHI: The DELP Programme of LED bulbs is a national programme implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), a Central Govt. undertaking. The programme offers each participating consumer four LED bulbs of 7W each, along with a replacement warranty by EESL for three years in case of any technical fault. The programme will help consumers to significantly save on the initial cost of LED bulbs by offering the same at a highly discounted price of only Rs. 100/- per LED bulb. The consumer can also opt for an EMI scheme by making an initial payment of Rs. 10/- per LED bulb, and the remaining at Rs. 10/month in the EMI option via the electricity bill. Tata Power has joined this program as a facilitator for its consumers. Hon’ble Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission has approved this program participation as it may bring a saving of 21.5 Million Units per year for Tata Power. ENERGETICA INDIA: How important is Demand Side Management (DSM) for energy conservation? ASHOK SETHI: DSM programmes have tremendous potential to save energy costs for the consumerand are thus being adopted across the world. Tata Power is one of the earliest utilities in India to have embraced DSM programmes in a widespread manner. The DSM initiative has three objectives: • To exchange the old energy guzzler appliances with 5 Star highly efficient ones. • To promote schemes for load shift from peak to off peak. • To guide large Commercial and industrial consumers to be more energy efficient by conducting energy audits. ENERGETICA INDIA: What kind of response are you expecting in Mumbai? ASHOK SETHI: Tata Power has carried out extensive load research which involved studying the consumer behaviour, load variation patterns and determining peak load contributors by gathering information on various high energy consuming equipment used by consumers. Based on this research, Tata Power designed specific DSM programmes and classified them according to the various consumer segments, i.e. residential, commercial and industrial. We have received tremendous response from our consumers. So far, we have a cumulative total of more than 10,000 customers availing the benefit of appliance exchange programmes. The ceiling fan program and LED tube light program is well received by consumers. More than 20,000 ceiling fans have been exchanged under the scheme. The energy audit programme has helped ENERGY EFFICIENCY 48 energética INDIA · SEP | OCT15


Energética India | September / October 2015
To see the actual publication please follow the link above