EESL becomes world’s largest street light company

Installation of 30 lakh LED street lights has helped the government to save 39 crore kWh of annual energy

GN Bureau | August 23, 2017


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 Around 30 lakh LED street lights, spread across 50,000 km of roads, have been installed across the country under the centre’s street lighting national programme (SLNP). With this, Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under ministry of power, has become the world’s largest street light management company.

This has helped the government to save 39 crore kWh of annual energy and led to reduction of 3.29 lakh tonnes of CO2 annually.
 
Under the programme, Rajasthan has installed 7.85 lakh LED street lights followed by Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat with 6.03 lakhs and 5.4 lakhs respectively.
 
EESL is retrofitting 15,000 conventional lights with LED street lights every day. The company is also implementing a special heritage lighting project in Kashi region of Uttar Pradesh where 4,000 lights are being installed. The programme has also recently commenced in Chandigarh and Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
 
Further, the procurement price of the LED Street Lights has been brought down from Rs 135/watt to Rs 80/watt due to mass procurement. EESL makes the entire upfront investment in installation of the street lights and no additional budget allocation from the municipalities is required.
Municipalities pay EESL from the savings in energy and maintenance cost over a seven-year period, making the LED lights affordable and accessible.
 
EESL procurements conform to BIS specification and carry a seven-year warranty against technical defects. EESL conducts appropriate quality checks right from the bidding stage to the field level. This has resulted in the LEDs’ overall technical fault being less than 2 percent in the 30 lakh lights installed by EESL in the country. 
 

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