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Led lighting to cut back BBMP bills by 30%

The city’s coffers will, within 30 months, be richer by as a minimum Rs 97 crore year after year.
This is because the BBMP cleared the decks for?replacing Bengaluru’s 4.85 sodium vapour street lights with LED bulbs.

The project, that’s been in the works well with months now, will be implemented from the Shapoorji Pallonji consortium, awaiting the tender with whom was authorized by the BBMP council at its monthly meeting. The work are going to be implemented in consultation with all the International Finance Corporation affiliated around the globe Bank.

The firm bagged the order for your Rs 500 crore project, that concerns replacing of all sodium vapour bulbs in five phases spread over 30 months, 1 lakh in each of?the first four phases and 85,000 within the last phase, while also handling operations and maintenance for Few years.

According to BBMP estimates, the moment the project is fully implemented, the Palike is required to save 30% on its power bill. Currently, it spends Rs 330 crore annually on operation and repair off streetlights,?that’s when all 4.8 lakh lighting is turned on and metered.

Once the project is implemented, this is often estimated being reduced to Rs 233 crore, thereby saving 30% from the expenditure. This amount include Rs 175 crore, that your BBMP can pay to your consortium annually as part of the agreement (including maintenance). “But once the project is implemented at a time limit, not more than 2% from the lights might be dysfunctional,” said an official.

The BBMP said three consortiums submitted bids for the project : The Karnataka State Electronic Development Corporation Limited (Keonics) consortium, Shapoorji Pallonji and TVH Energy consortium. “While TVH Energy was disqualified from your process, Keonics guaranteed energy savings of 77.7%, in comparison to 85.5% guaranteed by Shapoorji Pallonji.?For the reason that private agency is going to be financing the work, the BBMP won’t incur any capital cost,” commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad mentioned.

The BBMP said the work will give the town which includes a state-of-the-art central control system with LED lamps and meters, while improving operation and maintenance practices.

However, with 25% with the lights no longer working now, the Palike currently incurs an expenditure of Rs 240 crore.