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Government’s EESL becomes the world’s largest street light management company.

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Government of India’s company Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has becomes the world’s largest street light management company that has illuminated 50,000 KM of Indian roads with 30 Lakh LED street lights under Street lighting National Programme (SLNP).

About SLNP and its benefits:
  • Street lighting National Programme is launched on 5th January 2015 to promote energy efficiency in the country by replacing 3.5crore conventional street lights with LED will result in saving of 9,000 Million units annually.
  • It was implemented with the help of Energy Efficiency services limited of Government of India and Electricity Distribution Company.
  • The main objective is to mitigate climate change by reducing release of carbon dioxide in atmosphere, energy savings. Also comparing with CFLs , LED lights do not contain Mercury so it will not harm the environment.
  • The 30 Lakh LED installation resulted in reduction of 39 Crore kWh of energy savings annually. It also resulted in reduction of 3.29 Lakh tonnes of carbon dioxide release annually.
  • Rajasthan leads with Installation of 7.85Lakh LED, followed by Andhra with 6.03Lakh and Gujarat with 5.4 Lakh LED Street lights

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