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LEDs to Replace Incandescent Bulbs in 2014 Electricity Program

Freddy Brito, Coordinator of the Commission for Improving the National Electrical System, announced on Thursday that the government will kick off 2014 with new programs to save energy and consume it more efficiently throughout the country’s electrical system.

On a radio interview, Brito commented about the continuation of a plan to substitute incandescent light bulbs for energy efficient ones, including LED bulbs.

He also spoke about a program to replace air conditioning units.

Brito indicated that the Commission culminated its activities a week ago.  It was created for a period of 5 months in order to design a plan for 2014 that was based on a new model to handle problems in the electrical system that arises through natural causes.

 “From the beginning of the revolution, we have learned to use technologies to improve the electrical system, which is composed of transformers, transmission lines, the control system, [and] the intelligence network, among others,” he said.

Brito, who is also a university professor, emphasized that not only has new equipment been incorporated into the system, but that it is also running more efficiently.

He called on Venezuelans to be more conscious of their electricity use, given that “maintaining the national electrical systems is expensive.”

Radio Nacional de Venezuela / Press – Venezuelan Embassy in the US / December 26, 2013

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