Himachal Pradesh's Efficient Street Lighting upgrade programme

Last Modified: Fri Feb 24 2017 13:20:19 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 63,484
    Number of inefficient street lights that will be replaced in all the urban local bodies of the state such as: Shimla, Dharamsala, Sundernagar, Paonta Sahib, Hamirpur, Ghumarvin and Manali.
  • <<electricity savings>> kWh
    estimated annual reduction in electricity consumption once all the lights are replaced.
  • Rs. 6.5 crore
    annual savings due to reduction in consumption as well as maintenance costs. (Rs. 130 crore over the 20-year lifespan of the lights).
  • <<CO2 equivalent reduction>> tonnes
    annual reduction in CO2 emissions.
  • <<project cost>>
    estimated cost of the project. Energy Efficient Services Limited (EESL) will invest all the capital upfront. The investment will be paid back by municipalities over a period of seven years from energy and cost savings that accrue as a result of installation of energy efficient LED lights, operation and maintenance through highly sophisticated CCMS.
  • 20 Aug 2015
    Project launched by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh under the name of Rajiv Gandhi Illuminating Scheme for Hill Town Advancement (RISHTA) .
  • 31 Mar 2016
    planned project completion date.