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Romania: Green Light – Public Lighting System with Green Energy in Cluj - Napoca

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The city of Cluj-Napoca in Romania is greening its public lighting system with funding from Norway through the Energy Programme in Romania.

Cluj – Napoca is the largest city in Transylvania, Romania. The city is now increasing energy efficiency in the public lighting network infrastructure all the while reducing methane emissions with funding from the Norway Grants. This project has reduced electricity costs and consumption, increasing energy performance, efficiency of urban mobility and the quality of public services.

"Improving the quality of lives"

Mr. Emil Boc was Prime Minister of Romania from December 2008 to February 2012 and is the current Mayor of Cluj-Napoca. See what he has to say about the funding from the EEA and Norway Grants:

LED technology

With use of LED technology, the project allows Cluj – Napoca to transform its lighting sources into a smart solution by combining efficient electricity consumption management and an integrated lighting sources via internet into an adaptive smart control of the lighting level. Adopting new technologies, such as LED technology for public lighting system, provides a viable solution to reduce the electricity consumption for the next 20 years.

Results of the project #CutMethane

The expected outcomes of the project are:

  • Reduction of energy consumption by 532 MWh per year.
  • Methane emission reduction per year: 452 tonnes CO2 equivalent per year.

Visit from the EEA and Norway Grants

The Norwegian Embassy in Romania and Innovation Norway visited project under the Energy Programme in Romania during a visit to the cities of Cluj-Napoca and Alba Iulia in October 2022. The delegation met with the mayors of the Romanian cities and representatives implementing projects under the EEA and Norway Grants to great success. See some stories and pictures here.

The Energy Programme in Romania

The project is supported by Norway through the Norway Grants. See more opportunities under the Energy Programme in Romania.

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