Erbie readies distribution of free CLF bulbs in east coast PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 14:34

The Congressional Office of 2nd District Rep. Erbie A. Fabian is now finalizing plans for the barangay level distribution of ten thousand pieces of Compact Fluorescent Lamps or CFLs as a key partner in the Department of Energys Philippine Energy Efficiency Project or PEEP in the East Coast of the city.

A large shipment of the energy efficient bulbs arrived last weekend at the Congressional office for distribution to households, business establishments, office buildings in the East Coast under Cong. Fabian’s jurisdiction.

The PEEP project aims to replace existing lighting fixtures in the above mentioned establishments with more efficient lighting fixtures with the aim of lowering power consumption nationwide.

Initiated by the DOE way back in 2009, the program mandates compulsory compliance in all government offices and establishments, and seek similar adherence in private households nationwide.

The DOE provision of the CFLs will ensure the switch to more efficient lighting fixtures in the country in the next couple of years and reduce lighting power consumption by as much as 10 percent.

2nd Congressional District Barangay Affairs Officer Junie Camins said the office of Cong. Fabian is fast tracking the mode of distribution of the bulbs to qualified beneficiaries in the area.

Initially the mechanics in the case of households is for a member to present their current electric bills and two CFL bulbs will be distributed to them for free.

Camins added the distribution will be done from September 22 to 28, 2012 at designated claim areas to be announced later.

A subsequent announcement on the distribution of the bulbs will be made soon, Camins added.

Meanwhile Rep. Fabian called on east coast residents to avail of the DOE program.

He said this will greatly help in the reduction of monthly power bills in house holds and will redound to money saved which can be used for other important matters.

The solon also acknowledged the escalating cost of power consumption and said this would help greatly in that regard.

Fabian said it is also the duty of everyone to support the program as it will go a long way in helping the government cut down on expenses and help save funds for other important projects and programs.