Rajasthan has become the first state to adopt centre’s Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) in all its urban local bodies (ULB). Almost5 lakh conventional street lights have been replaced with LED street lights across the state.
The project has been funded by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Public Energy Services Company under the administration of Ministry of Power, Government of India (GoI), 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 thousand conventional street in Udaipur, with an investment of over 25 crore which has resulted in reduction of peak load by 1.4thousand kWh, making them 51% more energy efficient. The project has resulted in energy saving 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 thousand lamps have been replaced, with an investment of over 14 crore by EESL. The project here has benefited Ajmer with reduction in peak load of 58% 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 tonnes of CO2 per day, claimed state government employees. SLNP was launched on Jan 5, 2015, as part of which 3.5 crore conventional street lights will be replaced with smart and energy efficient LED street lights by March 2019. Chandler Jones Authentic JerseyShare This