GHMC Creates Forum For Energy Conservation In Households
Hyderabad: The GHMC has created a forum for bringing awareness on energy conservation by way of promoting LED bulbs in place of conventional lights by inviting suppliers, energy analysts and RWA representatives with electrical engineers of GHMC and TSSPDCL.
Elaborate discussions were held on conservation of energy in households. Presentations were given by the speakers. Messrs Energy Efficiency Services Limited has given their presentation duly explaining the advantages of LEDs over the conventional lights.
Under Central government’s Ujala scheme, they are ready to supply the 9W LED bulbs @ Rs. 80 at their stores and @ Rs 90 (subsidized rate with 3 years warranty) at respective distribution points.
Dr PN Rao, past chairman, Energy Conservation Mission, Institute of Engineers, Hyderabad, Gopala Krishna, vice-chairman, Energy Conservation Mission, Institute of Engineers, Hyderabad, explained about conservation of energy by power point presentation. It was discussed in the meeting that the glowing of LED of 9W is equivalent to 60/100W incandescent and 18W LED tube light is equivalent to 40W fluorescent tube light. By using LEDs energy will be saved by 60% thus in turn it reduces electricity bill.
The life of LED was over 12 years when compared to conventional tube lights life of six years and life of incandescent bulb of one year. (Based on 12 hours usage per day). The GHMC Commissioner has advised the electrical engineers of GHMC to motivate the public by way of campaigns at schools and colonies. He also appealed to RWAs to take active role in the process to enlighten the public on a large scale in their colonies.
Raj Kiran, associate professor, Energy Area, ASCI, Hyderabad, Sathish Kumar, chief general manager, TSSPDCL, Hyderabad, Suresh Kumar, chief engineer (projects), GHMC, B. Ashok, superintending engineer (electrical), GHMC, Shiva Raj, superintending engineer (QC), GHMC, all electrical engineers of GHMC, V. Gopala Rao, Colony Welfare Association, Bhagyanagar, Kukatpally, Hyderabad and various other Resident Welfare Associations of GHMC area participated. (NSS)