Zambia to Install Energy-Saving Bulbs, Save 12MW Of Electricity

Zambia’s Zesco Limited says it intends to save about 12 megawatts of electricity through the installation of energy-saving bulbs.

The power utility, on Monday, through its spokesman, Henry Kapata, said the power utility has embarked on the replacement of incandescent bulbs with Light Emitting Diodes (LED) tubes and fluorescent tubes with LED tubes as part of energy-saving measures.

“These alternative energy bulbs are long-term that will help us meet the demand for electricity and the ever-increasing customer base,” he said in press release.

Kapata said power utility had since embarked on the distribution of the bulbs in some residential areas in Lusaka, the country’s capital, which is expected to be completed before the end of the year.

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According to him, the power utility expects to install 147,456 LED bulbs with a lifespan of about 30,000 hours, suggesting savings of about 12 megawatts.

Power utility has procured 30,000 energy-saving bulbs and installed them in all its buildings.

Kapata added that power utility has also embarked on promoting the bulbs in industrial, commercial and public buildings to scale up energy efficiency.

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