Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2009
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches>Public Voluntary Schemes
Policy Target:Appliances
Agency:Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)

The a scheme was developed by BEE to promote energy-efficient lighting in India.

There are no mandatory requirements in India requiring the use of energy efficient compact flourescent lamps (CFL) at the household level, so participation is voluntary. Quality long-life CFLs will be distributed to grid-connected residential households in exchange for an incandescent lamp (ICL) or INR 15. Once the CFLs have reached their end of life or any CFLs which have failed prematurely during the project period will be collected and disposed of as per applicable environmental norms. 

The cost differentials are added into the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol. Meaning these costs are made up by way of carbon credits earned which could be traded in the international market. The BEE supports the project implementation scheme through the coordination of the Small-Scale Programme of Activities (SSC-PoA), CDM Programme Activities, and the Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOMs)

The BLY programme was registered with the UNFCCC on 29th April 2010 and until now 50 small scale BLY projects from different parts of India have been registered under the umbrella framework and 44 projects implemented

Through the CFL program about 415MW of avoided capacity has been achieved under the XI plan.


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