The people who benefit from EDF First Rate Necessity receive 3 light bulbs in exchange for a used incandescent bulb. With the help of a coupon, they are invited by mail to visit their local town halls. On this occasion, they will receive energy saving tips, provided by trained counselors.
According to the City of Paris, ” it is nearly 100,000 light bulbs that will be distributed to 32,000 homes. In the end, ” This transaction will enable to gradually about 5 GWh / year energy saving nearly 500 tonnes of CO2 and each household will save about 15 euros per year.”
Remember that the end of 2012, Incandescent bulbs should be gradually replaced by low energy light bulbs.
Although these low energy light bulbs consume less energy and have a longer lifespan, they have to be purchased at a price between 3 and 7 times higher than incandescent bulbs. This last point for certain represents a blocking point.
When? bulbs are exchanged and advice on energy savings are given in each Borough Hall, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except on Thursdays until 19.30. For the first districts in the 9th included, the operation will run from Tuesday, May 4 to Wednesday, May 12th, and 10th districts in the 20th included (among their citizens a greater number of beneficiaries), Tuesday May 4 to Friday, May 21