Copenhagen hopes to be carbon neutral by 2025. This ambitious target is written into the city’s climate plan and will in particular involve renovating urban lighting. A source of CO2 emissions, lighting can account for up to 40% of a city’s energy expenditure.
50%: estimated potential reduction in annual electricity consumption by renovating urban lighting
Plans for renovation and remote maintenance
The contract between Citelum and Copenhagen is for a long-haul programme – 12 years at least. It has two aspects: renovation of half the installations with a switch to LED technology, and a computerised remote management and maintenance system for the light points in order to improve the safety, continuity and quality of urban lighting.
20,000 light points to be modified > 7,500 modified after 12 months
8,000 poles to be renovated > 3,800 renovated after 12 months
More than just light
This revision of urban lighting is part of a much wider plan that includes soft mobility, upgrades for urban spaces, revitalisation of neighbourhoods and enhanced lighting for heritage areas: for a more beautiful city that is more enjoyable to live in.