Tuesday, 13 February 2018 17:25

18,000 street lights replaced with LEDs in Agra city, to save 65% energy

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Following allegations of violation of norms regarding installation of Light Emitting Diode (LED) street lights in different wards of the city, the Energy Efficient Services Limited (ESSL), the firm entrusted with the task, announced on Monday that it has replaced more than 18,000 conventional bulbs with energy efficient LEDs in different wards of the city over the past one month.

According to ESSL officials, under the Street Light National Program, 30,509 conventional street lights in Agra will be replaced with LEDs within the current financial year. This will help Agra Municipal Corporation (AMC) to save over 3,955 kilowatt per hour (kWh) deemed units’ demand annually.

ESSL project head for Uttar Pradesh Tarun Tayal said “The project completion will help AMC save around 65% energy annually, reducing its energy bill by Rs 8 crore per year.”

Speaking on allegations of violation of norms, he said “We have received objections from AMC on different aspects of the project work done so far. In this regard, a committee comprising of councilors, is conducting an investigation. On our part, we will cooperate in the probe and address the issues raised by committee in best possible manner. The project is in implementation stage and if there are problems, they will be sorted out in a time-bound manner. We have requested mayor Naveen Jain for an appointment so that we can take his feedback and discuss about the project. Installation of LED lights is just one part of the projects and will be completed by March 7, the targeted date.”

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  • News Section: Other Renewable Energy
  • Month: February
  • Year: 2018
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