Case Study

Public company invests in energy efficient street lighting

Luxten Lighting Company is the public operator of the Bucharest public lighting system since 1997.  The company planned to modernize the public lighting systems in Drobeta Turnu Sverin city, Romania by replacing the existing lighting poles and luminaires with LED efficient bulbs and all associated works.

The company addressed Municipal Financing Facility for Energy Efficiency (MFFEE) and its partner bank BRD Société Générale (BRD) for financing this project.
 
The MFFEE team supported the company with analysis of the proposed technology, potential of energy savings and financial-technical parameters of the project.
 
The investment project consisted of implementation of the following: 291 Astra road bulbs 150 W; 103 LED bulbs 154 W; 12 Astra road bulbs 250 W; 11 LED bulbs 181 W; 4 LED bulbs 111 W.
 
The €1,047,490 investment, of which MFFEE loan was €884,645 allowed to reduce the public lighting consumption by 102  MWh per year or 37 per cent. These savings result in substantial costs savings. What is more important, is that the quality of light produced and colour rendering mode are much improved compared to conventional bulbs. This, in addition to aesthetic benefits, is important for the community, for the safety of citizens and motorists, as well as for the possible quality video footage cameras, thus decreasing vandalism and ensuring road traffic and pedestrian safety.
 
In addition, the CO2 emissions became lower due to reduced  electricity consumption.
 
The municipality could feel the result of the investment immediately thanks to reduced costs for street lighting services. 
 
This way, the EBRD through MFFEE supports sustainable financing and implementation of energy efficiency projects in the municipal sector. Together, the residential, private, and public sectors can make a change in the energy consumption patterns and environmental protection.

 

17 Jul 2013