Sep 27, 2016: The Indian state of Rajasthan has set a new LED record. It has become the first state in India to adopt Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) in its entire urban local bodies (ULB). The state government has replaced around 5, 00,000 traditional streetlights with LEDs across Rajasthan.
The LED project is funded by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a public energy services firm under the administration of the Central government, at no cost to the state. In Rajasthan, Udaipur and Ajmer lead the way towards sustainable energy.
More energy efficient
EESL has replaced more than 35,000 traditional streetlights with LEDsin Udaipur, with an investment of more thanRs 250 million. This has cut peak load by 1.4 thousand kWh, making them 51% more energy efficient. Under the project, Udaipur has saved 6.36 million units of energy, and Rs 44 million per year.
All urban local bodies in Rajasthan adopt LED streetlights
In Ajmer, ESSL has replaced more than 33,000 traditional streetlights with LEDs,with an investment of more than Rs 140 million.Under the energy efficiency project, Ajmer has saved 4.6 million units of energy and more than Rs 37 million per year.
Under the LED project, Rajasthan has saved 152 million units of energy, and Rs 6 million per day. This has led to reduction of 225 tonnes of CO2 per day. SLNP came into existence on January 5, 2015 with the aim to replace 35 million streetlights with LEDs by March 2019 across Rajasthan