The municipality Sant Cugat del Vallès is mentoring in PROSPECT Learning Cycle 3

Author: Anja Gahleitner (Facilitator Prospect)


In the context of a four step learning programme offered by the Prospect project, the mentor the municipality of Sant Cugat del Vallès is sharing its expertise on financing and implementing successful projects in street lighting (but also in public buildings) with the mentees the Kremenchuk Development Institute of the Kramatorsk City Council (Ukraine), the Kramatorsk City Council (Ukraine) and the Municipality of Thiva (Greece). This constitutes the 3rd Group for Public Lighting in PROSPECT Learning Cycle 3.+Mentors' Corner

During Step 1, an online session took place on the 13th of June 2019, where Mentor representatives presented best practices related to PPP financing scheme for public lighting, based on the projects, which have already been implemented.

During Step 2, a second online session took place on the 2nd of July 2019 and Mentee representatives had the opportunity to present their own projects, pointing out their special needs as well as the respective sectors in which they intended to gain knowledge and experience.


The Mentees visited Sant Cugat del Vallès in Catalonia to learn about best practices for Public Lighting

During Step 3 of the Learning Programme, a two-day site visit was organised on the 5th and the 6th of August 2019, in Sant Cugat del Vallès. The main objective was to deepen the mentees’ know-how of smart and energy efficient street lighting refurbishment projects, energy efficient measures in public buildings and the financing scheme used in Sant Cugat del Vallès.

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Image: Anja Gahleitner from ESV (Upper Austria); George Palogos from the Municipality of Thiva (Greece), Víctor Martínez del Rey from the Municipality Sant cugat del Vallès (Catalonia), Vadym Gridasov from the Kramatorsk City Council (Ukraine), Pavlo Bedratskiy from the Kremenchuk Development Institute (Ukraine)

In 2006 the Ajuntament de Sant Cugat approved its Master Plan of street lighting, with the aim to minimize the energy consumption, to improve the efficiency, to define functional parameters according to zones, to minimize the light pollution and to fit the lighting to the new norms. More than 12 million Euros were invested and 7,900 tons of CO2 have been avoided. Most of the bulbs were removed and updated to new technologies like LED or others more efficient. Besides lamps and post lamps were changed in order to guarantee the safety of the installation as well as to reduce the light pollution. By implementing the reduction of the energy consumption was around 35% and of the light pollution was around 70%.

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During the two days the mentor Victor Martínez gave an insight how to head to a smart and efficient street lighting. The first steps in preparing a master plan were explained as well as tender specifications, legal constraints, and the financial scheme of EPC. As the mentees were not only interested in street lighting but also in public buildings both topics have been covered.


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Control room of street lighting Sant Cugat


Participants benefited from sharing internal know-how (among each other and with the mentor) as well as from external inputs provided by the mentor.


Quotes from some of the Mentees

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Replication/Transferability

The 4th and last Step of the Programme will take place in September and will include an online session dedicated to the assessment and evaluation of the peer learning activities.

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