‘Street Lighting National Project’ in News

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Energy Efficiency Services Ltd has started a project project to retrofit 10 lakh conventional street lights with LED lights in Gram Panchayats of 7 districts in Andhra Pradesh.

This is the first project for rural LED street lighting in the country under the Centre’s Street Lighting National Project (SLNP).

The entire project is funded by French Development Agency, Agence Française de Développement (AFD).

This replacement drive in rural areas will help the gram panchayats to cumulatively save approximately 147 million units of electricity annually, and lead to reduction of 12 crore tonnes of CO2.

Under the project, EESL has agreed to carry out the entire annual maintenance and warranty replacement in these gram panchayats for a period of 10 years.

Andhra Pradesh is the first state to seek assistance from EESL to replace conventional street lighting with LED lighting in Visakhapatnam, after the cyclone Hudhud caused extensive damage.

EESL has installed over 5,90,000 LED street lights in the AP. These installations have led to an annual savings of over 7.8 crore kWh, translating into an annual reduction of over 65,000 tonnes of CO2.

Nationally, over 23 lakh conventional street lights have been replaced by LED street lights in 21 states of India.

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