The project main objective is the modernisation of public lighting systems in 57 Croatian cities and municipalities based in Zagreb County and Krapina-Zagorje County. Energy efficiency measures under this project are aimed at replacing luminaries by more energy-efficient technologies such as LED and installation of the power control (dimming), with the potential to achieve energy and cost savings of 60%.
The Republic of Croatia has recognized the public lighting as a key sector for achieving energy objectives of the European Union. The cost related to operation and maintenance of public lighting systems in Croatian cities and municipalities can amount up to 7% of the total local authority budget. Hoping to find a potential solution for up-scaling investments in Energy Efficiency and Renewables, REGEA proposed the NEWLIGHT Project.
North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency (REGEA)