Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission
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Energy Saving Tips
 

      The incandescent bulb, used in most homes, is 10 to 20 times cheaper than the CFL. Hence, most domestic consumers do not buy CFLs.

      Use energy saving compact fluorescent lamps for the illumination of your shops, showrooms, or hotels.

      Following table shows the savings made by using an 11W CFL against a 60W incandescent bulb

 

Total Bill

At the end of 6 months

At the end of 12 months

At the end of 18 months

At the end of 24 months

At the end of 30 months

11 W CFL

Rs. 186

Rs. 222

Rs. 258

Rs. 294

Rs. 330

60 W CFL

 Rs. 202

Rs. 404

Rs. 606

Rs. 808

Rs. 1010

 

      A tube light (36/40 watt) gives more light than a 60 or 100 watt bulb and will consume 40 to 60% less power. Tube light with electronic choke is even more energy efficient means of lighting.

       Among the range of Fluorescent tube lights, some offers better energy efficiency than the others.  Following table provides the cost benefit analysis of the two different type of fluorescent tube lights:

 

S. No.

Parameter

T-12 TL 40 W
Regular

T-5 TL 28 W
Ultra-Slim

Savings

1.

Cost (Rs.)

45

500

 

2.

System Wattage

55

31

 

3.

Tube & Choke

40+15

28+3

 

4.

Light Output (Lumen)

2450

2900

450

5.

Annual (units) *

118

66

52 units

6.

Annual Expenditure

354

198

156

 

      Many people use the zero watt (candle) bulbs during the night, owing to the belief that this bulb does not draw power. But, this bulb consumes 15 watt of electricity, so do not keep a zero watt bulb ON when not needed (e.g. during day time).

 

      So-called zero bulb uses 12 to 15 watt power

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Avoid opening the refrigerator frequently. Defrost it regularly.

     Do not allow the refrigerator to frost. Whenever the frost gets more than 5mm thick, defrost the refrigerator. Defrosting the refrigerator 5-6 times a years can reduce power consumption drastically

 

      It is better to wash clothes putting full load on the machine. Because the power consumption of the machine is same whether it is operated on full load or partial load.

 

      Setting computers, monitors, and copiers to use sleep-mode when not in use helps cut energy costs by approximately 40%. If your computer must be left on, turn off the tor; this device alone uses more than half the computer systems energy.

 

   

 

               To find out more information on ways to conserve energy, please download the energy conservation brochure prepared by MPERC  ------->(English Version)   (Hindi Version)