New Delhi, May 21 (IANS): In a move to promote energy efficiency, Delhi power distribution company (discom) BSES on Monday announced an air conditioner (AC) replacement scheme which will allow consumers to save up to Rs 7,500 annually depending on the type of AC.Also Read - Banned Sikh Outfit Threatens to Disrupt Delhi's Power Supply on Republic Day, Security Tightened

A discom statement said the “AC Replacement Scheme” launched by BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) in partnership with leading AC manufacturers will enable consumers in south and west Delhi to exchange their old ACs with the new energy efficient rating “5-star rated ACs at a substantial discount of upto 47 per cent”. Also Read - Due to Ongoing Heatwave, Delhi's Peak Power Demand Touches Season’s Highest of 5,464 MW

“A similar scheme will also be launched soon for BSES Yamuna Power Ltd (BYPL) consumers of east and central Delhi,” the statement said. Also Read - Make e-payment of water, electricity, phone bills: Delhi govt to HoDs

“Under the scheme, 10,000 air conditioners (both window and split) of leading brands (LG/Godrej/Voltas) are on offer on a first-cum-first-serve basis. A domestic consumer, residing in south and west Delhi, will be eligible to buy a maximum of 3 ACs against a unique CA number.

“Besides the substantial discount on the energy efficient AC, a consumer can save upto Rs 7,500 annually on the running costs of a split AC and upto Rs 6,500 on a window AC. A consumer can recover the cost of the AC in about 3 years,” it said.

To avail the scheme, eligible consumers have to call the BRPL helpline numbers 19123/ 39999707 or visit the discom divisional office and get their name and CA number registered.

“They will be contacted by the respective officials of the AC company through their empanelled vendors to take the enquiry forward,” BSES said.

Announcing the scheme, a BSES spokesperson said: “The initiative envisages saving the energy consumed by consumers, which will in turn lead to an eventual reduction in the energy purchased by BSES.

“The expected savings in the power purchase costs are envisaged to fund the discount being offered, thereby making this initiative a sustainable one.”