June 6, 2017: Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has started a French agency funded project to replace 10 lakh traditional streetlights with LED lights in Gram Panchayats of seven districts in Andhra Pradesh in India.
This is the first rural project for LED street lighting in the country under the the government’s Street Lighting National Project (SLNP).
This LED street lighting project in rural areas will help the gram panchayats to save about 147 million units of electricity annually, and also reduce 120 million tonnes of CO2.
The cost of this project will be completely funded by French Development Agency, Agence Française de Développement (AFD). Under the project, EESL will carry out the annual maintenance and warranty replacement in these gram panchayats for 10 years.
Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director, EESL in a statement said, “Andhra Pradesh has always welcomed our initiatives with open arms and has truly spearheaded the energy efficiency movement in the country. We would also like to extend our gratitude to AFD for the financial support in implementation of this project, without which it could not have achieved this scale.”
When these LED street lights will be installed, it will save Rs 882 million per year.
Andhra Pradesh is the first state to ask EESL to replace conventional street lihjts with LED lighting in Visakhapatnam.
EESL has already installed over 5,90,000 LED street lights in AP. These installations have led to an annual savings of over 780 million kWh, reducing over 65,000 tonnes of CO2.