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Government To Implement LED Street Lighting Project In Andhra Pradesh

Through the installation of 10 lakh LED street lights, EESL has assured the state government of approximately 59 percent savings in electricity, which translates to annual monetary savings of Rs 88.2 crore.

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Government of India through the Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) is going to retrofit 10 lakh conventional street lights with LED lights in gram panchayats of 7 districts in Andhra Pradesh, informed Ministry of Power in an official statement.

Through the installation of 10 lakh LED street lights, EESL has assured the state government of approximately 59 percent savings in electricity, which translates to annual monetary savings of Rs 88.2 crore.

This replacement drive in rural areas will help the gram panchayats to cumulatively save approximately 147 million units of electricity annually and lead to reduction of 12 crore tonnes of CO2, added power ministry.

This is the first project for rural LED street lighting in the country under the Government of India’s Street Lighting National Project (SLNP).

In the first phase, the replacement will be undertaken in gram panchayats of the districts of Guntur, Prakasham, Nellore, Kurnool, Kadapa, Ananthapur and Chittoor.

The entire upfront capital cost of this project is being funded by French Development Agency. EESL would be carrying out the entire annual maintenance and warranty replacement in these gram panchayats for a period of 10 years.

Earlier this year, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N Chandrababu Naidu had stated that approximately 30 lakh conventional street lights across villages in the state would be replaced by LED street lights by 2018.


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