New energy-efficient LED lights will brighten up Indian airports

Airports in India will soon get a new lighting system as state-owned Airports Authority of India (AAI) has decided to replace the lights with more energy efficient ones.

Published: 06th March 2018 02:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th March 2018 05:23 AM   |  A+A-

Chennai Airport (Express file photo)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Airports in India will soon get a new lighting system as state-owned Airports Authority of India (AAI) has decided to replace the lights with more energy efficient ones. AAI has signed an MoU with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) for installing energy-efficient LED lights at airports, buildings and facilities owned by AAI across India.

ESSL is a joint venture of PSUs under the Ministry of Power. The MoU entails replacement of conventional light fixtures with LED fixtures on deemed energy savings based on Energy Service Company (ESCO) model where upfront investment is done and recouped on annuity basis during the project period of five years by EESL. The entire project is estimated to cost `24.41 crore. EESL will carry out warranty replacement for five years.

The entire procurement of lighting equipment, installation and maintenance will be undertaken by EESL without any cost burden on AAI. The project will be completed within four months from the date of signing a definitive Energy Performance Agreement (EPA).AAI said in a statement Monday, “AAI has completed replacement of LED fitting for an expenditure of `16 crores in Phase-I under National LED program... Saving of 20 million units or `14 crores approximately will be achieved.” This will lead to huge energy conservation and cost savings for AAI Airports. AAI manages 98 domestic, 23 international and eight customs airports pan India.

AAI chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra said, “Around 20 per cent of the total electricity consumption in airports goes for lighting loads. The replacement of existing lighting by LED lights by EESL, will bring huge benefits to AAI in terms of power savings, reduced energy bills. This MoU will ensure low capital cost of LED lights.”

EESL has lit up several leading institutions like the Railways, Central Public Works Department, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, NITI Aayog, Nirman Bhawan, Sardar Patel Bhawan, Shastri Bhawan and Rajiv Chowk Metro Station.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp