On 23.09.2022, an official ceremony was held in the city of Kotel for the opening of an object: "IMPROVING THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF THE TERRITORY OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF KOTEL THROUGH RENEWAL OF THE STREET LIGHTING SYSTEM IN THE CITY OF KOTEL". The activities on the implementation of the construction activities were implemented within the framework of DBFP No. DBFP No. BGENERGY-2.001-0043-010 with financial support provided by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the Financial Mechanism of the EEA and NFM.
The mayor of the municipality, municipal councilors, citizens and representatives of the contractors of the project activities were present.
According to the project, the street lighting in the city of Kotel was modernized through the rehabilitation and modernization of the outdoor artificial lighting systems in the city of Kotel, and the following measures were implemented:
- Replacement of existing street lighting fixtures and consoles with new energy-efficient LED ones
- Introduction of a system for automation and management of energy consumption.
- Use of RES.
556 units were installed. new LED lighting fixtures and 74 pcs. lighting fixtures with external solar module rechargeable batteries, as the total length of the routes covered by the street lighting project is 18.9 km. The streets where the lighting was replaced are: "Vasil Levski" Street, "Rakovska" Street, "Kiril i Metodii" Street, "Stara Planina" Street, etc.
The replaced street lighting fixtures are powered by 20 street lighting boards/cassettes. The apparatus for the management and protection of street lighting - fuses, contactors and electricity meters are installed in the street lighting control panel. The measurement of the used electricity is done in each street lighting panel with a separate electricity meter installed in a separate "measurement" section.
The street lighting is switched on and off automatically, by means of electronic clocks installed in the street lighting control panel. An automated street lighting control and monitoring system has been installed.
The project "Improving the energy efficiency of the territory of Kotel municipality by renewing the street lighting system in the city of Kotel", financed under DBFP no. Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the EEA Financial Mechanism and NFM. The main goal of the project "Improving the energy efficiency of the territory of the Kotel municipality by renewing the street lighting system in the city of Kotel" is to increase the energy efficiency through technological renewal and modernization of the external artificial lighting systems, to reduce the carbon intensity and to increased security of supply.
"This document was created with the financial support of the Program "Renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy security" under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (EEA FM). All responsibility for the content of the document is borne by the Municipality of Kotel and under no circumstances can it be assumed that this document reflects the official opinion of the FM of the EEA, the donor countries and the Program Operator of the Program "Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Security" .