Tuesday, Oct 26, 14:00-15:30 PM CEST
Financing EE Street Lighting
Street light is usually in the ownership of the public, e.g. municipalities. Thereby "the public owners of street lighting systems have the duty to keep the systems in order to ensure road safety and to fulfil the other functions of public lighting. The lack of public budget has led to a stagnation of investment in energy efficiency of the public street lighting, now there is a critical situation with regard to high operating costs and large refurbishment necessities without public funding possibilities. There is a “drive” towards cost reductions and outsourcing of these services, and such Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) models like Contracting and especially Performance Contracting can be successful tools to save energy costs and guarantee quality standards and maintenance of the street light systems." (Status quo on Street Lighting Contracting in Europe. Short study. GIZ Sectorproject „Technology Cooperation in the Energy Sector“/Berliner Energie Agentur (BEA) (2006), p. 3, cp. References).
This part of the Service Package provides further information to Contracting as a financing approach for street lighting. In particular, it will be refered to Energy Performance Contracting (EPC), some explanation to Energy Supply Contracting (also called Facility Contracting or Energy Delivery Contracting/delivery of useful energy - EDC) is also provided as references.
|The study shall assist municipal decision-makers to implement contracting solutions for street lighting. The focus is laid on Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) as a PPP model that helps to save energy and to guarantee quality standards. Examples and requirements are detailed.||Contracting street Light.pdf
|The report provides an overview about the contracting models EDC and EPC, subdivided by legal- and ownership aspects. The legal frame of five municipalities is analyzed in order to assess their readiness for TPF and for Performance Contracting’ pilot projects.|