Consumers in four districts of Andhra Pradesh have saved between ₹250-550 in their annual electricity bills through the use of LED bulbs.

The actual average energy saving per bulb is 73.7 units. The projected savings was 55.65 units. This is an important finding of the third party preliminary survey conducted in 57,667 households in the districts of Guntur, Anantapur, Srikakulam and West Godavari. The annual energy savings was around 421 MU (42 crore units) in the domestic sector. A total of 57.03 lakh LED bulbs were distributed to the homes.

The survey was done by the Andhra University, Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI) to the Andhra Pradesh State Energy Conservation Mission, (APSECM), an official press release stated.

Enthused by these results, the State government has decided to distribute LED bulbs to cover 100 per cent households. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, has directed the Energy Department to immediately set up LED bulb replacement service centres in all 175 Assembly constituencies.

Inspection report According to Ajay Jain, Secretary, Energy, I&I, CRDA departments, the 3{+r}{+d} Party Inspection Report will be released by Piyush Goyal, Minister for Power, Coal & NRE, in the presence of the Urban Development Minister, Venkaiah Naidu and CM in Nellore on February 27.

To ensure facilitation of 5 star rated appliances to every household Ajay Jain, said to date 1.75 crore LED bulbs have been distributed as against the target of 1.87 crore. This is expected to reduce peak demand in the grid around by 500 MW and energy savings of around 1,200-1,400 MU annually in AP.