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Prime Minister’s Energy Saving Programme : KESC commences distribution of 2.7m free energy savers

The Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC), in line with its Climate Change Policy, started the landmark programme of distributing 2.7 million energy savers free of cost among Karachi’s domestic consumers on Monday.

The energy savers conserve 70 percent electricity as compared to the usage of ordinary bulbs, besides having longer life and environment friendly effects. The launching ceremony of this energy efficient programme was held at KESC offices and the guest of honor was the legendary socialite and writer Fatima Surriya Bajiya, who has received numerous awards of excellence in recognition of her tremendous services. She admired and upheld the initiative taken by KESC in line of the government’s Energy Saving Scheme.

Other participants of the ceremony included Chief Distribution Officer Syed Muhammad Taha; Director-Energy Conservation Asif Hussain Siddiqui; DCDO Imran Aslam Khokhar; Deputy Director Arshad Iftikhar; Deputy Director Muhammad Rashid; Deputy Director Kamran AKhtar Hashmi and other officers of KESC.

At the end of the project the company would be saving 107 megawatts (MW) across Karachi that would also be offsetting the supply and demand gap and reduction in the carbon footprints on sustainable basis to protect the environment.

Under the programme launched as part of the Prime Minister’s Nationwide Energy Saving initiative, KESC would provide two Compact Florescent Lamps, generally called energy saver of 23 watts to each domestic consumer, who would be required to hand over two used working Incandescent Lamps (ICLs) commonly called yellow bulbs of 40, 60 or 100 watts along with the complete requirement mentioned in the CFL receiving voucher printed in the monthly electricity bills.

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