[Update] Indian State to Cut Half of its Energy Bill with LED Streetlights

News Source:

Times of India

Authorities of Panaji, the capital of the Indian state of Goa and the headquarters of North Goa district, decided to switch all conventional bulbs to LED ones so as to cut 50% of their streetlights bill. The conversion will cost about INR 923 million (US $13.9 million). The project will be executed by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) within six months, reported the Times of India.

According to Laxmikant Parsekar, Chief Minister, the switch will take 9 months to be completed. Also, the Centre’s streetlight national program (SLNP) state government will be implemented by the state government.

Conventional lights include high pressure sodium vapor lights, CFL and tube lights will be replaced by LED ones. According to Parsekar, the conversion will save up to INR 189 million (US $ 2.8 million) on annual energy cost.

Energy of Efficiency Services (EESL), a joint venture of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) of the Power Minister will cover the expense of the project. The project is estimated to cost INR 923 million (US $13.9 million).

The conversion is expected to be completed in 2016.

 

Editor’s Note: Edits were made to 'Authorities of Panaji, the capital of the Indian state of Goa and the headquarters of North Goa district'… as of Dec 1st, 2015.

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