Over one lakh energy-efficient LED streetlights have been installed replacing the High-Pressure Sodium Vapour (HPSV) lamps and Semi-High Mast Light (SHML) by the power discom TPDDL in North Delhi according to the news by PTI.
More than 52,000 LED streetlights have been installed under the second phase of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) project being executed by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL), said an official of the discom.
The LED streetlight project is undertaken in 104 wards of the NDMC. The discom has already completed the first phase with more than 85,000 streetlight points converted to LED lights.
“The work in the second phase is also progressing at a full pace in which more than 52,000 LED streetlights already replaced, taking the total to 1,37,000 points. The second phase is expected to be completed by the end of this month.” said a senior official. The project has helped TPDDL in achieving an “incredible” reduction of demand of street-lighting, thereby reducing the overall peak demand by more than 15 MW, translating into a “considerable” power saving.
“The LED streetlight is an important project which will result in better illumination of the roads for better safety while ensuring energy efficiency and savings of more than 15MW of peak demand.” , said Sanjay Banga, TPDDL Chief Executive Officer.
Aimed at better illumination of the roads and flyovers, the discom is also maintaining 10,000 new and efficient octagonal streetlight poles which have been recently installed by the Public Works Department replacing the old poles, added the spokesperson.