With sales of LED bulbs exceeding 6 lakh a day, India can proudly claim achieving a substantial benchmark of distributing over 20 crore LED bulbs under its flagship UJALA scheme and more than 10 crore by the industry outside the UJALA scheme. Alongside, close to 16.5 Lakh Street bulbs have been replaced with LED Lights throughout the country under Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP), as per Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
The complete details are as follows:
State/UT-wise details regarding number of street lights replaced by LED lamps
under SLNP Programme:
|State/UT||No. of LED street lights|
|Jammu & Kashmir||700|
Prime Minister Shri Naremdra Modi, has launched the Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) on 5th January, 2015 toattain significant savings by promoting LED based lighting. The scheme is being implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture company of four Public Sector Undertakings under the Ministry of Power. There is no element of Government of India subsidy in the scheme. EESL has evolved a service model to enable municipalities to replace conventional lights with LEDs at no upfront cost. The resultant reduction in Energy and maintenance cost of the municipality is used to repay EESL over a period of time. The target is to install 3.5 crore LED street.
lights in all the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) of the country by March, 2019, which will result in avoided capacity generation of 1500 MW and save 9 billion KWh per year. The benefits likely to be accrued to the country as a result of implementation of SLNP programme is as follows:
|No of LED bulbs distributed/street lights to be replaced in 3 years||3.5 crore|
|Expected annual energy savings||9 billion KWh (Approx)|
|Expected reduction in installed load||1500 MW (Approx)|
|Estimated capital investment (excluding O&M cost) (Approx)||Rs. 35,000 crore|
|Annual estimated GHG emission reductions (Approx)||6.2 million tonnes of CO2|
|Estimated quantum of energy saved so far as a result of implementation (billion KWh per year)||0.42|