Southern Railway managed to save 741 MW (megawatt) power between April and November as a result of switching to LED light bulbs.
In a statement, Southern Railway said that as part of a green energy initiative, it had replaced 8,564 old bulbs with LED lights at various stations and colonies in Chennai division. “Out of 160 stations, 100% LED conversion was achieved in 91 stations with Chennai Central leading the programme,” the statement said. This conversion will result in savings of Rs 59.72 lakh per year. Southern Railway estimated.
Besides, a solar grid capable of generating a maximum of 10kW was commissioned on the Moore Market Complex roof top, enabling a saving of Rs 1.16 lakh per year. “In A and B category stations like Arakkonam, Mambalam, Melmaruvathur, Chengalpattu and Tambaram, 216 energy efficient LED signage boards have been installed,” the statement said. Read More…
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