The state government of Goa has launched the work of installing around 5,000 LED streetlights across Mapusa and Green Park area in the Northern Goa. As declared by the state government all the streetlights will be replaced with LED lights in order to save on street-lighting cost. Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar, chairperson of MMC Sandip Falari, sarpanch of Guirim Fondu Naik, electricity executive engineer C H Rajgopalan, assistant engineer Norman Athaide, councillors and others were present during launching of the work.
The state electricity department has signed an agreement with Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) for providing affordable LEDs to its consumers and also for replacing all the streetlights across the state. The operation and maintenance of these streetlights will be taken care of by the EESL through a central monitoring system for a period of 10 years. Currently, the streetlights comprise high pressure sodium vapour lamps, CFL and tube lights, which will be replaced with 120W LED lights.
Addressing the gathering, Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza said that in the next five months, all streetlights across the state will be replaced with 1.65 lakh LEDs to help reduce the power consumption. The power so saved will be used for other purposes.