The city of Bacau receives 11 million EU funding to switch to LED lighting
The investment will make the Romanian city safer and cut energy usage
- November 05, 2018 19:30
- Monika Dimitrova
The medium-sized city of Bacau is located in the North-East region of Romania, with a population of almost 200,000. The municipality of Bacau will get 11 million euro to modernize streer lighting. The loan comes from the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Green Energy Special Fund (GESF). Some EUR 6 mln will come from EBRD and the remaining 5 mln from GESF.
The investment plan includes the installation of LED technology on 60 streets in priority areas of the city center, covering up to 40 kilometers. The new lights will make the areas safer and cut energy usage and CO2 emissions by 50%. The project will replace mercury bulbs with energy efficient LED lights, upgrade old lighting poles and develop an underground network of cables, allowing old aerial cables to be removed.
Source: Romania insider