The project, co-financed with European funds, works in this phase on 3,512 light points to implement 'led' technology and remote management and save up to 79%
The second phase of the Energy Efficiency Program is already advancing to 80% in the renewal of lighting in Levante
The second phase of the Energy Efficiency Program is already at approximately 80% execution and is expected to be completed by the end of next July. This phase corresponds to the renovation of the lighting in the Levante area and the intervention is acting on 3,512 weak points and 55 control centers, which means renewing 43.85% of the 7,660 light points in the zone. This will allow, at the end of the action, to reduce the installed power from 759.59 kW to 195.01 kW.
The works, which were awarded to the company Sociedad Ibérica de Construcciones Eléctricas (SICE) for 2,527,730.45 euros, are 50% financed with European funds through the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE). Once the three phases are completed, the program will reach all the city's neighborhoods.
The acting mayor of Benidorm, Toni Pérez, pointed out this morning during a visit to the works that are being carried out in the upper part of Rincón de Loix that "savings will reach up to 79%" and has highlighted that the luminaires "also They will have a remote management system to change the intensity and power of the lights when necessary”.
Pérez has specified that the luminaires that are being removed due to this action "we are relocating them in other places where they are necessary, such as rural roads or the Wastewater Treatment Plant." In addition, he has shown his "absolute willingness" so that the residents can express "all their demands in terms of lighting because they are the ones who know the place best."
Regarding the Energy Efficiency Program, the mayor has stated that it is "very ambitious and will make Benidorm a more sustainable city and destination, while we follow the 2030 Agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and working side by side with the municipal technicians so that this important political vocation translates into realities for the people of Benidorm”. In this sense, he recalled that since 2015 "we have implemented savings and renewal policies that have given us magnificent results, as demonstrated by the continuous reduction in energy and electricity costs in recent years despite the brutal increase in cost".
With the execution of this program, he has continued, "We reach all the neighborhoods of the city and we do it with innovation, technology, and cutting-edge lighting, with less light pollution and lower cost".
The global Energy Efficiency project, for the supply and installation of 'led' luminaires and their regulation and control, represents an investment of 6,014,578.57 euros. Just over two million were allocated to the first phase, another 2.5 to the second and the rest will go to the third, which has already begun.
The investment is 50% financed by the City Council and by the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE), which granted Benidorm a grant for the development of the project 3,007,289.28 euros from European funds. When the project is finished, it will have worked in 7,808 light points of the 14,343 in the municipality, and 54.44% of the municipal lighting.