LED bulb distribution to start tomorrow

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    Distribution of LED bulbs promised by the Government will begin tomorrow.

    The bulbs are supplied by Nova Lighting Trinidad, manufactured by Emitter Energy Inc, and will cost taxpayers $8.8 million.

    Four bulbs will be given to each residential customer.

    The distribution will be facilitated by T&TEC, whose Chairman Keith Sirju revealed more during a media event held today.

    According to T&TEC’s Communications Manager Annabelle Brasnell, persons can collect their bulbs when they pay their bills, or via appointment.

    The bulb initiative was outlined in the 2019 budget presentation, and is part of a larger strategy for Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency practices in T&T.

    Another initiative to assist in this regard is a new application from T&TEC, that will be accessible via its Customer Web Access portal.

    Account holders will be able to set goals for usage or bill total, monitor their usage habits, and use a calculator to estimate the electricity consumed by their specific appliances.

    It also provides an animated representation of the level of carbon emissions a customer generates, to better inform them about greenhouse gases and how these relate to items used in everyday life.

    Mr Sirju also announced that the Energy Ministry has engaged T&TEC to draft a Power Purchase Agreement for large-scale solar generating facilities, with a total capacity of 112 megawatts.

    When completed, he says the project will assist in reducing T&TEC’s consumption of natural gas.