South Delhi Civic Body Bags National Energy Conservation Award
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) was presented the National Energy Conservation Award by President Ram Nath Kovind for its LED replacement project. SDMC Commissioner Punit Goel received the first prize for the conservation of energy through LED replacement in the municipal sector, said a senior official of the civic body.
The LED programme, claimed to be the largest of its kind in the world, involved replacement of 2.80 lakh sodium-vapor lights with energy efficient LEDs, reducing total connected energy load from 37.50 megawatt (mw) to 18.31 mw, the official said.
The award was presented at a function held at the Vigyan Bhavan on the occasion of the National Energy Conservation Day.
The SDMC saved around nine crore units of energy annually under the Street Lighting National Programme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the official said. The total saving on account of energy consumption and line maintenance would be approximately Rs 85 crore per annum, he said.
Besides, the project would result in curbing carbon dioxide emission by 65,000 tonne annually, he added.
With inputs from Housing News