Public Lighting Energy Efficiency

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Sector Energy
Focus area
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Type of action Strategy/Policy
Scope National
Stage Under development
Submitted to UNFCCC registry Yes
Start of initiative
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Financing and support details
Financing status Seeking financing
Total cost US$ 65 mln
Financing requested US$ 13 mln
Financing received to-date US$ 25 mln
Principal source of financing Not known
Principal type of financing Loan
Capacity building required Yes
Technology transfer required Yes
Additional information
Proponent(s) FINDETER S. A.
International funder(s)
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Organization providing technical support
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Contact María Mercedes Abondano

The objective of the NAMA is to modernize public lighting.

Activities: (2016 - 2026)
The use of electricity for public lighting in Colombia is approximately 2.7% of electricity consumption in the country, representing 1,407 GWh / year and the annual emission of 526,587 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e). This energy costs about 145.6 million dollars a year. Colombia has approximately 1,400,000 streetlights, of which 610,000 are under concession contracts. Most of these lights are sodium vapor technology of high pressure.

The NAMA will lay the necessary methodological bases to structure and implement comprehensive financing and modernization programs of public lighting systems.

The NAMA considers four components, each of which seeks the development of tools to address the risks of technology and performance, as well as risks that can meet the energy service companies:

  • Technical assistance and legal mechanisms
  • Financial mechanism
  • MRV
  • Capacity building and communication mechanisms

Impact and MRV

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Cumulative GHG reductions: 0.112876 MtCO2e
Mitigative capacity:

No information has been provided on mitigative capacity


Social: * increased security in public space
  • reduction in the amount of traffic accidents
  • improving confidence in the performance of energy efficiency projects
Economic: * reduced costs of recycling of light bulbs and luminaires
  • job creation
  • reduced public lighting costs
Environmental: * reduced solid waste

MRV Framework:

Indicators include:

  • Number of cities or municipalities intervened
  • Amount of luminaires replaced / base amount of luminaries to change (month to month cumulative)
  • Amount of luminaires properly disposed / amount of luminaires replaced
  • Public lighting system end coverage / initial coverage of the public lighting system.
  • Current amount of luminaires per 1000 inhabitants / initial amount of luminaires per 1000 inhabitants
  • Public lighting last month consumption (kWh / month) / base monthly average consumption of the public lighting system (kWh / month)
  • Current Unit Cost ($ / kWh) of energy versus base Unit Cost ($ / kWh) of energy
  • Amount of complaints during current period / amount of complaints during last year
  • Amount of jobs created / base amount of jobs to be created
  • Current amount of street robberies per month / amount of street robberies in the same month of the last year
  • Amount of traffic accidents at night (with new lighting period) / amount of traffic accidents at night (base period)

FINDETER and Inter-American Development Bank applied to the sixth window of Global Environmental Facility in the category Request for One-Step Medium-Sized Project Approval