NEW DELHI: Delhi Cantonment has decided to go greener by replacing 15,000 conventional street lights with smart LEDs in next six months that will help in the reduction of 8,000 tonne of carbon dioxide emission per annum.
The project is based on Energy Service Company (ESCO) model and Military Engineering Services has opted to proceed with Fixed Annuity Based Performance Contract model for implementation of the project.
"The unique initiative at Delhi Cantonment would result in reduction of eight thousand tonne of CO2 emission per annum apart from allied commercial benefits," a statement by the Army said.
LED lights offer significantly greater luminescence and superior quality illumination for the same wattage and save electricity to an extent of 70 per cent.
This requires no upfront capital investment and annuity repayment to EESL would be spread over seven years during which EESL would be responsible for maintenance and operation of the assets, the statement added.
Delhi Cantonment being highly sensitive from security point of view, the significance of uninterrupted security and area lightning gains paramount importance.
MES has opted for satellite based CCMS (Central Control and Management System) backed by 24x7 on call service facility for lodging complaint to ensure 100 per cent serviceability.