Elderly homes embrace sustainable energy

As part of activities for Sustainable Energy Month (SEM), and under the ‘Switch to LED’ campaign, the homes for the elderly have received a donation of LED bulbs.
‘Switch to LED’ campaign is an initiative of the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change (MEEC), GOS-GEF-UNDP Programme Coordination Unit, Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) and the Seychelles Energy Commission (SEC).
The donation of around 818 LED bulbs was handed over by the chief executive (CEO) of the SEC Tony Imaduwa to the technical advisor in the social affairs department of the Ministry of Family Affairs Mirena Souris in a small ceremony yesterday morning at the English River Elderly Home, Union Vale.
Mr Imaduwa stated that the commission’s mission is to promote safe energy uses.

“Our task is to encourage safe energy, and save more in terms of electricity bills. We have done so many activities to sensitize the public on how to promote the use of clean energy. There have been a number of bulb exchanges throughout the year. Such donation will help the elderly homes to replace all their incandescent bulbs with LED ones,” he said.
On her side Mrs. Souris thanked the MEECC for such great initiative, which will allow all the elderly homes to save around 10 to 12 per cent on their electricity bills.

“I would like to thank the MEECC for such generosity. This exchange of bulbs will allow all the elderly homes to save on energy along by reducing their electricity bills,” she said.
In line with the series of activities for SEM in October, and to achieve Sustainable Goal Seven, which is to promote the use of clean energy, there has been a number of bulb exchanges throughout the year, a campaign launched in April. During the bulb exchange, members of the public were able to participate at least once with their PUC customer number and they received two bulbs per household. 

The LED bulbs will be distributed to every elderly home such as Anse Boileau, Anse Royale, Au Cap, Pointe Larue, English River, La Retraite, La Digue, Grand Anse Praslin and Plaisance.
Energy efficient LED lights are up to 80 per cent more efficient than traditional lighting such as fluorescent and incandescent lights. 95 per cent of the energy in LED bulbs is converted into light and only 5 per cent is wasted as heat. Less energy use reduces the demand from power plants and decreases greenhouse gas emissions

source: http://www.nation.sc/news/seychelles/256234-elderly-homes-embrace-sustainable-energy.html

 

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