Despite the great potential, most European regions have not yet seen a significant development of Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) markets. Due to its lower technical and economic complexity, street lighting is a good “learning and testing ground” for EPC.
The Streetlight-EPC project has created demand and supply for Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) in 9 regions by setting up regional EPC facilitation services and supporting projects towards implementation. The facilitation services provided comprehensive support to municipalities (including members of the Covenant of Mayors) and (potential) ESCOs. In the frame of Streetlight-EPC, 30 projects have already been implemented using a variety of EPC models and 10 more with other financing or operational models. In total, 20.4 million Euro have been invested so far.
This publication presents 24 of these projects (17 street lighting and 7 indoor lighting) as well as the project approach, key lessons learnt and conclusions.