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Energy Performance Contracting for Energy Efficient Streetlighting – Antiesenhofen (Austria)

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The street lighting system of the municipality of Antiesenhofen was quite old (partly from the 60s) and represented a large percentage of the municipality's electricity consumption. The main objective of the project was to improve the physical state and energy efficiency of the street lighting system without compromising service quality. The municipality was interested in using an EPC (energy performance contracting) model for this project, 4 ESCOs were asked to submit an offer. The municipality wanted to limit the amount of digging and excavation work done during the project. This was made possible by working with a local company that employs pipe jacking - a trenchless method of drilling tunnels and laying piping underground with only minimal surface damage. This resulted in much less demolition and reconstruction of roads. The project benefited from the very positive collaboration between the ESCO and the local electrical company. The municipality is very satisfied with the implementation process and outcome of the project and is pleased with the quality of the lighting.


This case study was developed in the context of the EU-Project Streetlight-EPC which is supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme.

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Funding description

Investment costs: ­ -296,500 € (total investment) ­ -15,900 € (financed by the EPC project)

Economic effect

-Electricity cost savings:1,600 €/year -Reduction electricity consumption:10,600 kWh/year -CO2 reduction: 3.2 tons/year