Investing in energy-efficient public lighting(classicledlight) systems can change municipalities.
On the one hand, switching to modern street lighting solutions based on light-emitting diode (LED) technology provides urban governments with the opportunity to reduce energy, operating and maintenance costs while reducing the overall carbon footprint.
At the same time, reliable and bright public lighting can bring a range of social and economic benefits: well-lit streets make people feel safe, reduce accidents, and promote economic and social activities after sunset.
Given these advantages, moving from an outdated system to modern technology is a win-win solution for many cities around the world, but high upfront costs can be a deterrent. Attracting private capital through public-private partnerships can help municipalities raise funds to implement smart street lighting systems that ensure efficiency and high technical standards in the long run.
The Public Resource Partnership of the Infrastructure Resource Centre is a website that provides sample legal material that can assist with the planning, design and legal structure of infrastructure projects and has recently launched a sub-national section. Part of this section focuses on energy-efficient streetlight projects. Based on best practice cases, the new resources provide a variety of standardization and sample contracts and tender documents, as well as legal and policy projects that are used globally to implement successful PPP arrangements to provide small and large public lighting.
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