Economic Analysis of Ilumex a Project to Promote Energy-Efficient Residential Lighting in Mexico

TitleEconomic Analysis of Ilumex a Project to Promote Energy-Efficient Residential Lighting in Mexico
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsSathaye, Jayant A, Rafael A Friedmann, Stephen Meyers, Odon de Buen, Ashok J Gadgil, Emiliano Vargas, Rita Saucedo
JournalEnergy Policy
Volume22
Issue2
Pagination163 - 171
Date Published02/1994
ISSN03014215
Other NumbersUC-000
Keywordsefficiency, lighting, mexico
Abstract

A higher penetration of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) for household lighting can reduce growth in peak electricity demand, reduce sales of subsidized electricity, and lessen environmental impacts. This paper describes an economic analysis of a project designed to promote high penetration rates of CFLs in two cities in Mexico. Our analysis indicates that the project will bring substantial net economic benefits to Mexico, the utility, and the average customer. In the absence of any subsidy to CFLs, most customers will see a payback period longer than two years. By sharing some of the anticipated net benefit, CFE, the utility company, can reduce the payback period to a maximum of two years for all customers. CFE's role is thus crucial to the successful implementation of the project. Expanding the Ilumex project to a Mexico-wide programme would make a significant contribution towards meeting the planned addition of generation capacity by the year 2000.

DOI10.1016/0301-4215(94)90133-3
LBNL Report Number

LBL-34877 Preprint

Short TitleEnergy Policy
Refereed DesignationRefereed