penang bids for 100pc efficient street lighting by 2020 with rm75m led push
Penang will be Malaysia\'s first state to use energy
National exco Jagdeep Singh Deo said today that by next year, the cost of efficient lamps for all street lamps will be about 75 yuan.
The chairman of the local government, housing development and urban-rural planning commission said the change was complete
By 2020, consumer LED lights were also part of the national environmental agenda.
\"By 2020, the state will spend about 17,542 yuan to replace the existing street lamps on the island with LED lights,\" he said . \".
At Seberang Perai, he added, a total of 14,054 existing lamps will be converted, at an estimated cost of 35 yuan.
Penang has a total of 105,813 street lights, 34,104 on the island, and the rest are on the mainland.
Of these, 31,596 lamps were maintained by two local councils, and Tenaga Nasional Bhd managed 74,217 lamps (TNB).
Jagdeep said that TNB also replaced all street lamps with LED lights in stages and will fund the upgrade.
\"As part of our green agenda, we are also working on building solar public facilities to reduce the carbon footprint,\" he said, presiding over the completion of Phase I work in the Penang City Council (MBPP)
Convert public lighting to LED lights.
He also revealed that TNB signed a renewable energy supply agreement with the municipal council of Seberang Perai (MPSP)
Install solar panels on public buildings to generate renewable solar energy.
\"MPSP has identified 31 buildings to install solar panels, and TNB has agreed to install solar panels on three buildings, he said.
MBPP also identified 15 public buildings for TNB to install solar panels, which TNB is considering, he said.
He said that the installation of solar panels on the first three buildings of Seberang Perai will be completed by October.