Ahorrate Una Luz: Mexico's efficient lighting replacement program

Last Modified: Thu Sep 22 2016 20:36:35 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • Nov 2014
    Launch of the Ahorrate Una Luz program. The program is the second phase of Mexico's commitment to replace inefficient domestic lighting and in keeping with NOM-028-ENER-2010 coming into effect that mandates withdrawal of ICLs (Incandescent light bulbs) from being sold in the country.
  • 5
    bulbs will be replaced per family/beneficiary for free upon registration at notified locations/stores.
  • 33,853
    localities with population of less than 100,000 habitants will be covered by the program. This will cover 2,196 municipalities across all the states.
  • 8,000,000
    families/beneficiaries will benefit from the scheme/program.
  • 40,000,000
    old ICL bulbs will be replaced by CFL bulbs that are 75% more efficient.
  • 26,642
    DICONSA stores/outlets will be set up for registration and distribution of the bulbs
  • 480,320 pesos
    investment made in the project for purchase of bulbs through vendors selected via a tendering process.
  • 2,396 GWh
    savings per year upon completion of the project.
  • 938 MW
    avoided installed capacity, equivalent to the generation capacity of the hydroelectric plant Aguamilpa.
  • 2,721 pesos
    savings per household per year.
  • 1,165,533 tonnes
    reduction in CO2 equivalent emissions per year.