Rajasthan replaces 5 lakh streetlights with LED bulbs
Rajasthan becomes the first state to adopt Centre's Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) in all its urban local bodies (ULB). Almost 5 lakh conventional streetlights have been replaced with LED streetlights across the state.
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Jaipur, Sep 25: Rajasthan becomes the first state to adopt Centre's Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) in all its urban local bodies (ULB). Almost 5 lakh conventional streetlights have been replaced with LED streetlights across the state.
The project has been funded by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a public energy services company under the administration of Union ministry of power at no cost to the state.
In a statement, managing director of EESL Saurabh Kumar said that Udaipur and Ajmer lead the way to energy efficiency.
EESL has replaced over 35,000 conventional streetlights in Udaipur, with an investment of over Rs 25 crore which has resulted in reduction of peak load by 1,400 kwh, making them 51 per cent more energy efficient. The project has resulted in energy savings of 6.36 million units per annum as well as monetary savings to the municipality of over Rs 4.4 crore.
In Ajmer, over 33,000 lamps have been replaced, with an investment of over Rs 14 crore by EESL. The project here has benefited Ajmer with reduction in peak load of 58 per cent which translates to over 4.6 million units of energy saved per annum and over 3.7 crore in monetary savings.
Through implementation of this project energy savings achieved so far have been 152 million units, and cost saving to the municipality of Rs 60 lakh daily. This has also resulted in reduction of 225 tonne of CO2 per day, claimed state government employees.
"With LED streetlights, we can ensure bright streets with less dark spots at upto 60 per cent less energy consumption. We have successfully retrofitted close to almost 5 lakh LED lamps in Rajasthan, and working with the municipal corporations to make Rajasthan one of the first states to be completely lit with LED lights," Kumar said.
SLNP was launched on January 5, 2015, as part of which 3.5 crore conventional streetlights will be replaced with smart and energy efficient LED street lights by March 2019.