The Luxten Lighting Company has been the public operator of the Bucharest public lighting system since 1997. The Company planned to modernise the public lighting systems in the second part of the Dorobanti area, Bucharest by replacing the existing lighting poles and bulbs with LED efficient ones.
The company addressed the Municipal Financing Facility for Energy Efficiency (MFFEE) and its participating bank BRD Société Générale (BRD) for financing of this project. The MFFEE team supported the company with analysis of the proposed technology, the potential for energy savings and the financial-technical parameters of the project.
The investment project consisted of the following: 556 LED bulbs 49 W; 122 LED bulbs 77 W; 80 LED bulbs 25 W; 45 LED bulbs 116 W; Telemetering system.
The €4.03 million investment allowed a reduction in the public lighting energy consumption by 118 MWh per year (38%).
Among the main advantages of the proposed measures are:
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 energy consumption patterns and environmental protection.