RELEASE OF LED BULBS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND DEMAND SIDE MANAGEMENT OF POWER.
Today, I met with the Deans of all the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCES) regarding government’s plan to promote a shift from the use of incandescent and CFLs to the use of LEDs through the release LED bulbs free of charge nationwide.
The distribution would be done through all the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) for onward distribution to residential consumers in their respective jurisdictions.
The Ministry of Energy intends to embark on a nation-wide Energy Conservation and Demand-side Management (EDSM) exercise targeting, particularly homes and strategic institutions, since their collective energy consumption accounts for over half of the national electricity demand.
This is in accordance with the Government’s policy decision to encourage the efficient use of energy in view of the increasing electricity generation costs.
The distribution would be as follows:
i. 50,000 each for every Metropolitan Assembly (covering all types; 6W, 9W & 13W)
ii. 40,000 each for every Municipal Assembly (covering all types; 6W, 9W, & 13W)
iii. 30,000 each for every District Assembly (covering all types; 6W, 9W, & 13W)
To ensure that the government achieve the intended purpose for this exercise (i.e energy conservation and demand side management),
A comprehensive audit would be conducted by relevant government agency a month after the distribution of the LED Bulbs.