India’s Street Light National Program (SNLP)

India’s Street Light National Program (SNLP) - Background Context

  • Street lighting is an important and necessary ingredient in the national development and investment on lighting and road safety.
  • The programme SLNP initiated and launched in the year 2015, intended to replace over 50,00,000 (Fifty lakh only) street lights of 500 cities (from all states) in India.
  • The replacement of This light will save over 135 crore kWh (1,35,00,000 kWh) of potential direct saving of valuable electricity and the cost of 742 crores per year (i.e. ₹7420000000) associated with it.
  • The EESL to adopt the smart lighting installation, these smart lights will be connected and controlled through internet-based monitoring station for remote operations of the street lights and potential additional savings.
  • The make this massive smart lights transformation the EESL has an association with state govt., municipal corporations, local bodies in urban cities.
  • Under this scheme, the EESL will replace the traditional Tungsten-Vacuum Bulbs with new LED’s with their own investment and no financial assistance from municipal and urban bodies.
  • EESL perhaps have less maintenance cost to the local municipal bodies and reduction of energy consumption. A seven years agreement, with these local bodies, guarantees the saving of more than 50% and provides replacement of faulty lights and maintenance at no additional cost.
  • The EESL business model seems more scalable, adaptive to the Indian environment, obstacle-free for lights replacement and more welcoming from a deployment perspective.
  • EESL business model has enabled a new paradigm that is attractive, scalable and has overcome barriers preventing the replacement of street lights. The gap of the Centralised Monitoring System for Lighting system has been addressed by the smart light solution and has a Centralised Control Monitoring System (CCMS).
  • Eventually, the objective of SLNP is to replace around 1.5 crores (₹1500000000) street lights of India streets and illuminate the streets with controllable Smart Lights.
  • This project will impact on the direct saving of revenue and valuable energy generated (saving of 500MW) and saving 190 crore kWh (i.e. 1900000000 kWh) and last but not least minimizing CO2 by 15 lakh tons (15,00,000 tons), now that’s a lot of carbon.

India’s Street Light National Program (SNLP)

Highlights of the SLNP

  • The aim is to replace a total of 3.5 crore street lights with LED lights by March 2019.
  • SLNP implementation and deployment in 28 states and union territories.
  • Administrative Agency: Energy Efficient Services Limited (EESL), a public company (Ministry of Power, Government of India)
  • EESL as force and deployment agency for SLNP.
  • EESL is responsible for states audits, after the completion of the work.

Primary Objectives

  • India’s contribution and Initiative to address Climate Change by smart lights deployment.
  • Minimize the electricity consumptions by street lighting and centralising its operations.
  • Put forward the sustainable framework of business model, service model forecloses better utilization of cost associated with the SLNP and procurement of the LED lights.
  • Provide a framework for services enhancement of Municipal and local bodies at no additional cost.

Quick Note about EESL

Energy Efficiency Services Limited is in association with National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Power Finance Corporation and Powergrid. This initiative was established under the Ministry of Power, Government of Indian to carry out the deployment of energy-efficient projects throughout the country.

Important Links (External)

  1. Energy Efficiency Services Limited.
  2. Centre to miss Street lighting programme target.
  3. Street Lighting National Programme Launched in 112 Urban Local Bodies.

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