The project is crystalised in using LED lights technology in street lights, the RTA is aiming to generate power saving in as much as 380,368 kilowatt hour per annum, and accordingly reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 163.6 tons per annum. The move is part of RTA’s endeavours to save power consumption and boost the profile of the Emirate in driving the green economy and sustainable development in support of projects and the business sector.
Work is up-and-running in replacing the lights of the existing traffic signals gradually by LED lights enabling the saving of about one million kilowatt per annum, and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 430 tons per annum following the full completion of the project. About 20% of the project works under Phase I have been completed and the entire project is set for full completion by 2018. It is note-worthy that, the RTA rolled out 32 power-saving initiatives in 2014, including 8 initiatives in support of the green economy as part of its commitment to support government efforts.