Malaysia

State of Melaka, Malaysia,EESL has achieved yet another massive feat with the launch of the UJALA scheme in the Malaysian State of Melaka. EESL plans to distribute about one million 9-watt LED bulbs, which will replace 18-watt CFLs. The initiative will have logistical assistance and facilitation support from Green Growth Asia, which is a not-for- profit organization.

Under this scheme, each household in Melaka will get 10 high quality 9-watt LED bulbs at a cost of only RM 10, which is a special price and is almost half of what is being offered in the market. The distribution of these LED bulbs will take place from 28 Japeruns which are unique community welfare and engagement centers situated across the Melakan State.

UJALA’s impact in Malaysia will bring about clean energy and contribute to climate change mitigation targets. With a significant switch to LED bulbs, Melaka will be able to reduce carbon emissions by around 19,000 tonnes per year. Being an innovative zero-subsidy model, this scheme will help reduce the subsidy burden of the State Government.