Ministry of Environment has handed over LED lights to utility companies for distribution to all Maldivian households.
The lights were handed over in a ceremony held at Ministry of Environment headquarters this Wednesday to three State-owned utility companies. They are:
The lights used in the project are a portion of the 200,000 LED lights donated to Maldives by Energy Efficiency Service Limited of India (EESL), the largest public energy service company of India.
The first shipment of 50,000 LED lights was handed over to Fenaka Corporation for distribution to households on April 11.
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Environment, Dr. Hussain Rasheed Hassan urged Maldivian citizens to use energy efficient products in order to save both energy and expenses. He also urged Maldivians to adopt an environment conscious lifestyle with a special focus on minimizing energy wastage.
Dr. Hussain said the Ministry of Environment was currently working on producing energy efficiency labels, drafting compliance documents needed for the building code of Maldives, and was currently running programs to provide energy efficient products.
LED lights under the State’s project to distribute LED lights to all Maldivian households will be distributed at two LED lights per household.
LED lights are both environment friendly and energy efficient. 200,000 LED lights can save 9,600 units of energy per day – equivalent of the monthly energy consumption of 2,400 households which consume an average of 100 units of energy per day.