EESL becomes world’s largest street light co.
Around 30 lakh led street lights, spread across 50,000 km of roads, have been installed across the country under the centre’s street lighting national programme (slnp). With this, energy Efficiency Services Limited (eesl), under the ministry of power, has become the world’s largest street light management company.
This has helped the government to save 39 crore kwh of annual energy and led to reduction of 3.29 lakh tonnes of co2 annually.
rajasthan has installed 7.85 lakh led street lights followed by Andhra Pradesh and gujarat with 6.03 lakhs and 5.4 lakhs respectively.
EESL is retrofitting 15,000 conventional lights with led street lights every day. The company is also implementing a special heritage lighting project in Kashi region of uttar Pradesh.