Ireland's 31 Local Authorities and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) manage and maintain over 480,000 public lights across the country. These lights consume 210 million kWh of energy annually, which is the equivalent to the total annual energy use of 15,500 domestic homes each year. In response to this, the RMO have been tasked by the National Public Lighting Steering Group to explore options to reduce energy consumption and upgrade the existing Public Lighting asset to a state of the art public service. This National Public Lighting Upgrade project will help the Local Authorities and TII reach their national energy efficiency targets, reduce energy and maintenance costs to improve and provide a better service to the public. The RMO has set up a dedicated Public Lighting Management Team to develop the options to achieve the best possible solution for the Local Authorities and TII.
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