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Two lakh street lights to be replaced in South Delhi

Twesh Mishra New Delhi | Updated on January 12, 2018 Published on January 08, 2017

Union Minister for Power Piyush Goyal

Goyal to dedicate the programme to the nation today

Power Minister, Piyush Goyal will dedicate the Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP), currently running in the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) area, to the Nation on Monday. According to a government statement, this is the world’s “largest Street Light Replacement Programme,” which is being implemented by the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture under the Ministry of Power.

The SLNP programme is at present running in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Tripura, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan.

A total of 15.36 lakh street lights have already been replaced in the country with LED bulbs, which is resulting in energy savings of 20.35 crore kWh, avoiding capacity of 50.71 MW and reducing 1.68 lakh tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year.

Under the SLNP, SDMC area alone accounts for over two lakh street light replacements. The cumulative annual energy savings in SDMC through this programme is 2.65 crore kWh which has helped to avoid capacity addition of 6.6 MW, resulting in a daily reduction of 22,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases.

Street lighting programme

Additionally, in Delhi, under Phase-II of the street lighting programme, EESL has signed a tripartite agreement with BSES and SDMC to install 75,000 more street lights with more focus on installation in parks.

The energy efficiency market in India is estimated at $12 billion that can potentially result in energy savings of up to 20 per cent of current consumption, by way of innovative business and implementation models.

Published on January 08, 2017
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