Bihar's Efficient Street Lighting upgrade programme

Last Modified: Mon Dec 18 2017 19:00:07 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 300,000
    Number of street lights that will be installed and/or upgraded with energy efficient LED street lighting in Bihar with 30,000 to be replaced in Patna - the state's capital.
  • ? MWh
    estimated annual reduction in electricity consumption once all the lights are replaced. It will also result in reduction of peak load by 17 MW.
  • ? crore
    annual savings due to reduction in consumption as well as maintenance costs.
  • 57,400 tonnes
    annual reduction in CO2 emissions.
  • ?
    estimated cost of the project. Project will be implemented by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL).
  • 12
    Number of cities that will be involved in Phase I - Agra, Begusarai, Bhagalpur, Bihar Sharif, Chhapra, Darbhanga, Gaya, Kathiar, Munger, Muzaffarpur, Patna and Purnia.
  • 143
    Number of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in 38 districts of the state will participate once Phase I is completed.
  • 40%
    Reduction in cost of street light luminaires due to mass procurement - from Rs. 135/watt to Rs. 85/watt.