Energy performance contracting for public street lighting system
Published on 28 June 2019
About this good practice
Municipality decided to make energy refurbishment of street lighting using the energy contracting systems where investment is paid by future savings and street lighting is managed by private, usually ESCO company. The investment documentation was prepared using energy data, financial indicators. Public call was prepared and announced. The agreement for 14 years was signed. During the lifetime of the agreement energy and money savings will be monitored central monitoring and management system and regularly reported to the Municipal Council. The same system and procedure can be implemented for indoor lighting of public buildings or outdoor playgrounds.
It is a public private partnership. Total costs of investment were 378,613.83 EUR (exc. VAT), that is 461,908.88 EUR with VAT.
Evidence of success
The aim of the project was the replacement of obsolete and unsuitable lamps of public lightning with new lamps. The lighting system is now in line with the Decree on limit values due to light pollution of the environment. The municipality gained better lighting of roads and streets and, consequently, reduced electricity consumption in public lighting.
Potential for learning or transfer
Energy refurbishment using the EPC system and procedure can be implemented also for indoor lighting of public buildings, sports halls or outdoor playgrounds.
Good practice owner
Municipality Radlje ob Dravi