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Street Light National Programme

This topic provides information about Street Light National Programme.

Street Light National Programme is an initiative of the Government to promote energy efficiency in the country. Government aims to replace 3.5 crore conventional street lights with energy efficient LED lights. This would result in annual energy saving of 900 crore units and the total cost savings of municipalities every year will be Rs 5,500 crore.

Energy Efficiency Services Limited, a Public Energy Services Company under the administration of Ministry of Power, Government of India (GoI) is the implementing agency for SLNP.

The National Programme has been launched on 5th January 2015 to convert conventional street and domestic lights with energy efficient LED lights.


  • Mitigate climate change by implementing energy efficient LED based street lighting
  • Reduce energy consumption in lighting which helps DISCOMs to manage peak demand
  • Provide a sustainable service model that obviates the need for upfront capital investment as well as additional revenue expenditure to pay for procurement of LED lights
  • Enhance municipal services at no upfront capital cost of municipalities

EESL Service Model

EESL replaces the conventional street lights with LEDs at its own costs and consequent reduction in energy and maintenance cost of the municipality is used to repay EESL over a period of time. The contracts that EESL enters into with Municipalities are typically of 7 years duration where it not only guarantees a minimum energy saving but also provides free replacements and maintenance of lights at no additional costs to the municipalities. The service model enables the municipalities to go in for the state of the art street light with no upfront capital cost and repayments to EESL are within the present level of expenditure. Thus there is no additional revenue expenditure required to be incurred by the municipality for change over to smart and energy efficient LED street lights.

Overall Target

Overall target of no of street lights to be replaced

3.5 crore

Expected overall annual energy savings

9000 million KWh

Expected reduction of installed street light load

1500 MW

Expected annual cost reduction of ULBs

Rs. 5,500 crore

Annual estimated greenhouse gas emission reductions

6.2 million tonnes of CO2

Present status

The present status of the programme can be accessed at http://slnp.eeslindia.org/

Source : EESL

Ashutosh Pandey Nov 30, 2019 08:04 PM

The street light installed in our village are defective in less than one year.kindly replace the light and install best quality light. My village is first village before gorakhpur city. My village name is Bhilora, post-Nausar,District-Gorakhpur U.P

Rohit Agrawal Nov 05, 2019 08:56 PM

Dear sir/madam
Our street facing so many problems due to lack of light. Daily accidents happen due to it.
Please provide street light in our area.
Our area is pushpa vihar colony, saraswati kund, mathura.281001.

pankaj upreti Nov 01, 2019 09:46 PM

dear sir / madam
this is pankaj upreti from village nagour which is remote village of tehsil berinag Disttrict Pithoragarh Uttrakhand . i have a querry about solar street light under rural electrification or other scheme for village lavel . if there is any project / scheme for solar street light porgrame for village panchayat / village tok level,i request to you on behalf of my all village residents of nagour please inform me on *******@gmail.com and 09*******411 if there is any running programe of solar street light which is provided by GOI / state goverment because we want to electrify our village by solar energy.
thanks .

Banoj Kanta Sahoo Oct 23, 2019 08:35 AM

There is no street light in my village. My village is just 15km from Jagatsinghpur. Here a lot of darkness in my village. Here no single street light. So do something for my village.We all are hoping this thing. If it will happen in my village we will be greatful. My pin 754108. My village Takura Patana, Po- Alabol, Ps- Balikuda, Dist- Jagatsinghpur.

yatendra kumar Oct 16, 2019 04:27 PM

I belong from uttar Pradesh district Firozabad. There are no street light in my village so the villagers faced Theft problem. I want some street light has installed in my village.

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