LED lights to light up rural areas

Monday, June 5, 2017

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited under the Ministry of Power is going to retrofit 10 lakh conventional street lights with LED lam in village panchayats in the State for rural LED street lighting in the country under the Government of India’s Street Lighting National Project.

According to an official release, the project will yield energy savings of approximately 147 million units of electricity annually and led to a reduction of 12 crore tonnes of CO2. The upfront capital cost of this project is being funded by French development agency Agence Fracaise de Development. EESL will carry out the entire annual maintenance and do the warranty replacement for a period of ten years.

The first phase of SLNP in the State will be implemented in Anantapur, Chittoor, Guntur, Kadapa, Kurnool, Nellore and Prakasam districts. The government targeted replacement of 1.34 crore conventional street lights under the project.

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