Jan 10, 2017: Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture company of the Indian Ministry of Power, involved in the government subsidised LED program, has started replacing the existing compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and high pressure sodium vapour (HPSV) streetlights with LED bulbs throughout the state of Goa.
The state has 1,66,000 existing streetlight fixtures, of which 35,000 have already been replaced with LED lights. After the completion of the project, the state will save about Rs 1.28 billion (US $18.77 million).
The LED streetlights will be monitored through a centralized control and monitoring system (CCMS), which will also ensure remote switching on and off of the lights.
Goa government also plans to sell subsidised LED bulbs in the coming months. Currently, these bulbs will be distributed free of cost under the ‘Jyotirmay Goa’ scheme.
Goa electricity department has distributed a 7.69 nine-watt LED bulbs to about 2,56,000 households in the state till December 15, 2016. Six mobile vans go out in villages to distribute three bulbs to each household for free.