The new Lighting Metropolis – Green Economy project, officially launches on February 1, 2019. It will lead to energy savings in the region corresponding to the annual energy consumption of around 1800 households, and is expected to bring some 177 million Swedish kronor in concrete LED-investment across Greater Copenhagen.
”There is a major political focus on implementing energy-saving measures in our municipalities,yet also an uncertainty about the direction of technology and future developments. With Lighting Metropolis – Green Economy, the municipalities participating will get the competencies, knowledge exchange and the test environment, to make the implementation possible – in a safe and large partnership,” says Mads Bo Bojesen, Center manager, Ballerup Kommune, lead partner in the project.
The new project, Lighting Metropolis – Green Economy, is based directly on previous experiences, including the development of a range of innovative lighting solutions in the region, aims to save energy by increasing investment in intelligent and energy efficient LED lighting of good quality in public buildings and public roads. Estimates indicate possible energy savings of at least 7,200,000 kWh / year. This corresponds to the electricity consumption in 1800 normal Scandinavian households.
The project comprises of 14 municipalities, one region, three universities and two organizations. It officially launches on February 1st in 2019 and lasts for three years. (See the fact box). The participating municipalities and Region Skåne are expected to invest approx. 177MSEK. in specific LED projects.
You can read the full press release here.
FACTS ABOUT THE PROJECT
Albertslund, Ballerup (lead partner), Bjuv, Egedal, Faxe, Gladsaxe, Hörby, Kalundborg, Klippan, Kristianstad, Lolland, Lund, Roskilde, Trelleborg, Region Skåne, Aalborg University, DTU, Lund University, Innovation Skåne & Gate 21 (project leader)
38 MDKK / 52,5 MSEK
The project is financed by EU / Interreg ÖKS (50%) and partners (50%)