Training on Monitoring of Performance of LED Streetlights in Kolkata

26 January 2011

Kolkata, India, December 16 2010: The Climate Group is currently facilitating Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) in installing 273 LED streetlights. Sixty fixtures have already been installed in two locations – 20 LEDs in Kalighat in October 2010 and 40 LEDs surrounding the KMC Headquarter Building in November 2010. The sites for the remaining ones are being finalized. Following the installation of the 60 LED fixtures The Climate Group  has started monitoring their performance which include the lux levels, illuminance, uniformity, colour temperature and energy savings. As a start to this monitoring phase, a training programme on the measurement protocol for corporations, development authorities and other stakeholders was organised on December 15, 2010 at the KMC building in Kolkata.

The training programme was attended by about 35-40 delegates representing KMC, neighbouring corporations, development authorities, Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and other stakeholders who are interested in taking up similar pilots. The programme comprised of a theoretical session for three hours followed by a hands-on training on the measurement procedure at the LED installation site in front of the KMC Headquarter Building. The programme was led by Mr Philip Jessup, Cities and Technology Program Director, The Climate Group.

Mr Arnab Roy, Municipal Commissioner, KMC gave the opening remarks, followed by a speech by Mr Manzar Iqbal, Member, Mayor-in-Council (Lighting), KMC. Following this, Mr Sovan Chatterjee, Honourable Mayor, KMC inaugurated the session. Apart from highlighting the potential that LEDs offer in reducing the energy consumption in the city, Honourable Mayor indicated the possibilities of large-scale application of LEDs by other organisations like the Indian Railways.

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