Rajasthan is one of the first states to be completely lit with LED lights.
Around 5 lakh conversational street light have been already replaced with LED street lights across the Rajasthan state under Central Government’s Street Lighting National Project.
The project has been funded by EESL (Energy Efficiency Services Limited), a public energy services company under the administration of Union ministry of power at no cost to the state.
“Udaipur and Ajmer lead the way to energy efficiency” Managing director of EESL Saurabh Kumar says. EESL has replaced over 35,000 conventional streetlights in Udaipur, with an investment of over Rs 25 crore which has resulted in reduction of peak load by 1,400 kwh, making them 51% more energy efficient. The project has resulted in energy savings of 6.36 million units per annum as well as monetary savings to the municipality of over Rs 4.4 crore.
In Ajmer, over 33,000 lamps have been replaced, with an investment of over Rs 14 crore by EESL. The project here has benefited Ajmer with reduction in peak load of 58% which translates to over 4.6 million units of energy saved per annum and over 3.7 crore in monetary savings.
In the approach of the Smart Cities Mission, the objective is to promote cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment and application of ‘Smart’ Solutions.