Energy consumption for public lighting is over 50% of Kilkenny County Council's energy spend. The savings achieved by the project have contributed towards the Council's 2020 energy savings target of 33%.
54%Annual energy savings
€2,100*Annual cost savings
8kgAnnual CO2 savings
Kilkenny City Engineers worked with the Carlow Kilkenny Energy Agency (CKEA) to deliver a public lighting retrofit project for specific areas within Kilkenny City. The project had to be:
- Energy efficient
- Sympathetic to Kilkenny’s traditional and heritage value
- Follow the lighting consultants plan
Following a design and tender process work began in June 2014 and was completed in October of that year. Five types of LED lamp were used; 34W, 38W, 43W Street light, 50W copper heritage lantern, and 137W decorative streetlights.
The Kilkenny City energy efficient public lighting project will contribute to Kilkenny County Council reaching their 33% energy targets by 2020. This project not only reduces energy and CO2 emissions but also promotes sustainable travel and safety. We in CKEA were delighted to work on this project in conjunction with Kilkenny City.
Finance and funding
Total project cost: €50,000
Finance sources: Internal
Additional funding: SEAI Better Energy Communities (BEC) Scheme
Simple payback time: 11 year payback with 50% SEAI grant support
Kilkenny Municipal District
Kilkenny County Council