Public Lighting

Province of Girona Spain

Energy Performance Contracts

Annual saving of CO2 emissions: 5,569 tons

Public Lighting

BEenerGi - Bundling sustainable energy investments in Girona’s municipalities


PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Objectives:

BEenerGi aiming at bundling sustainable energy investments in Girona’s municipalities who have signed the Covenant of Mayors and have approved their Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP).

Characteristics:

The Provincial Council of Girona (DDGI) is a local public administration endowed with certain powers for the government and administration of the province of Girona. It provides direct services to citizens as well as technical, economic and technological support to all the 221 municipalities in the province. In addition, it coordinates municipal services of supra-municipal nature. Since 2012 the Province Council is Covenant of Mayor Territorial Coordinator. More than 205 municipalities have signed the Covenant of Mayors and have approved their Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP). All these municipalities have received economic and technical support from DDGI. In the last 4 years the DDGI has increased its commitment and a specific sustainable energy team has been hired to support the municipalities to mobilise sustainable energy investments through innovative financial and organisational schemes. So DDGI’s mission is to focus on deployment and implementation of sustainability and efficiency of energy in facilities and buildings of Girona’s Province to obtain substantial savings and to contribute to preserve our environment.


TECHNICAL & FINANCIAL DETAILS

Financing scheme:

Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) - ESCO

Source of Funds:

  • ERDF
  • Loans
  • Public loans
  • MESCO
  • ESCO
  • Public budget
  • Phase:

    Completed

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    KEY SUCCESS FACTORS (REPLICATION POTENTIAL)

    The BEenerGi programme is launching a total amount of 35.25 million € in sustainable energy investments for street lighting investments and public buildings in Girona (Dec 2018), when the original objective was 15.88 million €, thus accelerating public energy investments. This translates in a reduction of 5,569 tons of CO2 per year and an economic saving of 1.5 million € annually. Many of the more than 108 municipalities served have a population of less than 5,000 inhabitants. Approximately 70 tendering processes are being entrusted to the programme, in an innovative new bundled tendering model counting with local SME and MESCO, of which more than 50 benefited from free training courses in all the aspects of this new financial scheme.