India's Efficient Street Lighting Upgrade Programme

Last Modified: Sun Apr 08 2018 21:27:36 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 35 million
    estimated number of conventional street lights exist in all of India's municipal / urban local bodies combined and have been targeted to be replaced by efficient LED equivalents. Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) is the designated implementation agency.
  • 3,400 MW
    load on India's electricity grid based on existing street lights.
  • 1,400 MW
    of generated capacity can be saved by replacing conventional lights with LED based street lights.
  • 05-Jan-2015
    date when the Streetlight Efficient Lighting Programme (SELP) was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Mar 2019
    year by when the initiative is looking to complete the replacement.
  • Rs 5,500 crore
    annual cost savings to municipalities in electricity bills one all the bulbs are replaced.
  • ? tonnes
    annual reduction in carbon dioxide emissions if all the bulbs are replaced
  • 21
    States and Union Territories currently implementing the programme. Check details on select project launches.
  • 54,25,262
    total street lights replaced as on last date of update.
  • Rs. ?
    average cost of a Watt down from 2 year ago.
  • 9,000 million kWh
    annual savings in electricity consumption once all the bulbs are replaced.
  • 544
    Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) have entered into an implementation agreement with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) for replacement of street lights with LED street lights as of 03.04.2017.