The State is all set to win carbon credits for reducing carbon emission through its Bachat Lamp Yojana under which the Kerala Sate Electricity Board (KSEB) distributed two Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) of 14 W in lieu of two 60 W incandescent lamps to domestic electricity consumers.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has approved the CFL distribution programme of the State.
The board distributed 1,27,93,540 CFLs as part of the programme.
The State was able to reduce electricity consumption considerably during peak hours following the implementation of the programme. Carbon emission too was reduced considerably.
It was with the help of the Energy Management Centre, the nodal agency of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in Kerala, that the board implemented the Bachat Lamp Yojana.
The State government had provided an assistance of Rs.40 crore for the implementation of the programme.