By Vasinatta Yama, EM TV – Port Moresby
PNG Power Limited is testing new energy efficient fluorescent tubes at their head office in Port Moresby.
This new light will replace the old T8 lights which many of PNG homes are using. It will save up to more than 200 kilo Watts of energy.
This is part of the implementation of the Asian Development Bank’s, Promoting efficient Energy project.
Once the replacement work is completed at the PNG Power Head office, they will establish a Post-Load survey to test the reduction of power, and the corresponding energy consumption.
The replacements of the lights were bought by the Asian Development Bank under the Promoting Energy Efficiency in the Pacific, Phase 2 Project.
The difference is that the old T8 lamps have magnetic ballast and consumes 46 watts of power.
The new T5 light have am electronic ballast, consuming 31 watts.
An audit in 2013 by PPL shows that the T5 lights will have an annual cost savings of K273.445; an energy savings of 218 188 kilo watts.
It is expected to save diesel fuel of up to 52,245 litres and a green-house savings of 134 tons of carbon dioxide.