Energy Efficient Street Lighting in Thimphu

About the project

To reduce the energy consumption in Thimphu Thromde, this pilot project installs energy efficient luminaries that are expected to save the city 60 per cent to 70 per cent on its costs for street lighting.

If the pilot initiative is scaled up, Thimphu’s average annual energy consumption cost for public lighting will be reduced from US$ 36,000 to US$ 27,000.  The technology also reduces maintenance costs for the city and ultimately reduces Greenhouse Gas emissions.

Project Objectives

  1. Reduce the energy consumption of Thimphu Thromde by installing energy efficient luminaries. 

UNDAF Outcomes and Outputs

UNDAF Outcome 1: By 2018, sustainable and green economic growth that is equitable, inclusive, climate and disaster resilient and promotes poverty reduction and employment opportunities particularly for vulnerable groups enhanced.

UNDAF Output 1.1: Policies and studies for integrated natural resource management, climate change adaptation/mitigation and poverty-environment nexus developed.

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