Zamcelco donates 20k CFLs to public schools PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 January 2011 11:19

The Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (Zamcelco) has donated 20,000 Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) to public schools in this southern port city on Friday.

Zamcelco General Manager Reinerio Ramos said Saturday that the CFLs were turned over to the Department of Education's (DepEd) City School Division represented by Simplicio Bazan.

Ramos said the donation of the CFLs is in line with the Department of Energy's (DoE) Philippine Energy Efficiency Project (PEEP) aimed at promoting the use of energy efficient lighting technologies in schools and households by replacing incandescent lamps with CFLs.

Ramos said it is also part of DoE's energy conservation program encouraging the use of CFLs, which is proven to be more economical and environment friendly.

Ramos said the donation of CFLs “is a gift to this city's public schools which was approved by the DoE with the initiative of Zamcelco.”

Bazan said the CFLs will be distributed to 34 public secondary schools with 3,765 classrooms and 171 public elementary schools with 2,811 classrooms in this city.

Bazan said the CFLs will be of big help to the schools in reducing their electric consumption.

Zamcelco and the DoE have distributed 49,620 CFLs to electric consumers last year in this southern port city, Ramos said.

The donation of the CFLs was witnessed by DoE Customer Welfare Program Officer Michelle Angela Vita and other DepEd and Zamcelco officials.