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Smart Light Concepts

Priority Axis

Low Carbon Technologies

Specific objective

Low Carbon Technologies

Netherlands

Avans University of Applied Sciences

Lead partner

address

Hogeschoollaan 1
Breda
Netherlands

Contact

Project budget

3 522 857

ERDF amount

2 113 714

ERDF rate

60%

Start date

01/01/2018

End date

01/06/2021

Common challenge

Europe, the 2 Seas area and local/regional authorities are far behind in meeting carbon reduction targets for 2020. Public lighting (PL) is responsible for about 35% of carbon emissions caused by local/regional authorities. The potential gains are high (up to 18%, i.e. 200 tons/year per average NL-municipality) and easy to achieve because of existing and new technologies. Nevertheless, so far only minor results have been realized, mostly because of uncertainty about various financial aspects (affordability, access to funding and proven business cases), but also because of lack of knowledge, lack of experience with innovative systems and about acceptance of safety issues (social and traffic). The challenge is to face these obstacles and barriers and to convince stakeholders to accelerate the roll-out of smart PL-systems by demonstrations, tools/models about carbon-reduction effects, technical, financial and social feasibility (including safety) based on innovative PL-applications.

Partners

Netherlands

Municipality of Etten-Leur

England

University of Portsmouth Higher Education Corporation

England

Suffolk County Council

France

Metropole of Amiens

Belgium/Flanders

City of Bruges

Belgium/Flanders

West Flanders Intermunicipal Association

Belgium/Flanders

IGEMO

Belgium/Flanders

Province of West-Flanders

Observers

Netherlands

Philips Lighting

Belgium/Flanders

City Council Veurne

England

Institute of Lighting Professionals

England

Highway Electrical Association (HEA)

Belgium/Flanders

Municipality of Middelkerke

France

Chamber of Commerce and Industry AMIENS-PICARDY