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LED street lighting project launch in Kolkata

12:00AM, 30 November 2010
12:00AM, 30 November 2010
Kolkata, India
LED street lighting project launch in Kolkata

The Climate Group is organizing a launch of the LED street lighting project in Kolkata on November 30, 2010. The project is carried out by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation in joint collaboration with the Government of India's Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (WBSEDCL), and the West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB), with overall facilitation of The Climate Group. The project cost is equally shared between Bureau of Energy Efficiency and Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

With this project, Kolkata now joins a select group of leading global cities, including New York, London, Hong Kong, Toronto, Adelaide, Sydney, Guiyang, Shanghai and Tianjin in launching an LED pilot project as part of The Climate Group’s global LightSavers Program. The programme is funded by the HSBC Climate Partnership which supports The Climate Group's pioneering work to create cleaner, greener, more prosperous cities.

The event is targeted at other corporations/development authorities, government departments, among others with the following goals:

  • Introduction of the LightSavers Program with the participants
  • Sharing of experience by KMC, including challenges faced and their solutions
  • Future plans of KMC in extending the project across the corporation
  • Site visit
  • Next steps of the project with focus on monitoring and verification

The expected outcome is that more agencies develop interest in the intervention and start developing projects.


5.30pm ‐ 6.00pm: Registration/ Tea

6.00pm ‐ 6.10pm: Welcome and introduction to the project and LightSavers Programme – Ms Aditi Dass, Program Manager, Cities, States & Regions, The Climate Group

6.10pm ‐ 6.20pm: HSBC Climate Partnership Program promoting low carbon growth – Ms Malini Thadani, Head, Group Communications and Corporate Sustainability, HSBC India

6.20pm ‐ 6.30pm: Technical presentation on LEDs, Philips Electronics India Ltd.

6.30pm ‐ 6.40pm: Address by Smt. Abha Shukla, Secretary, Bureau of Energy Efficiency

6.40pm ‐ 6.50pm: Efficient street lighting program – Shri Jiwesh Nandan, Chief Executive Officer, EESL

6.50pm ‐ 7.00pm: Address by Shri Manzar Iqbal – Member, Mayor‐In‐Council (Lighting & Electricity), Kolkata Municipal Corporation

7.00pm ‐ 7.10pm: Address by Shri Arnab Roy – Municipal Commissioner, Kolkata Municipal Corporation

7.10pm ‐ 7.20pm: Address by Shri Sovan Chatterjee – Mayor, Kolkata Municipal Corporation

7.20pm: Vote of thanks – The Climate Group

8.20pm: Site visit

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