News: Kerala will impose a ban on the sale of compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) and incandescent (filament) bulbs starting November 2020 as part of sustainable energy policy. It is in line with ‘Filament-free Kerala’ envisaged in 2018 as part of the state’s Urja Kerala mission.
Filament-free Kerala Project
- Aim: Replace incandescent bulbs and CFLs with the more energy-efficient LED bulbs.
- The project is implemented by the KSEB and Energy Management Centre, Kerala.
Urja Kerala mission
- It is an energy generation and conservation program which aims at integrated development of electricity sector in the state.
Five Key projects under the Mission
- Soura – to establish 1000 MW of solar power capacity in the state by 2021
- Filament free Kerala
- Dyuthi 2021 – aims modernization of transmission structure of power in the state
- Transgrid 2.0 – aims at Power Highway – Creating High capacity transmission lines to reduce the transmission losses
- eSafe – a massive publicity campaign to sensitize the users of electricity on its safety aspects.
Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) scheme:
- Launched by Ministry of Power in 2015
- It seeks to promote efficient lighting and enhance awareness on using efficient equipment.
- It is spearheaded by the Energy Efficiency Services Limited.