Lighting the Baltic Sea Region – Cities accelerate the deployment of sustainable and smart urban lighting solutions
LUCIA
 
PROGRAMME 2014-2020
priority
2 Natural resources
objective
2.3 Energy efficiency

LUCIA

The project LUCIA provides municipalities with up-to-date knowledge of energy efficient urban lighting covering aspects of environment, technology, economy and social acceptance. Modern LED lighting has energy savings potential of up to 50% compared to conventional systems. Energy efficient lighting solutions are installed in six sites in Albertslund, Hamburg, Jurmala, Porvoo, St. Petersburg and Tallinn to demonstrate this potential.
Project summary

New lighting solutions for cities

Urban lighting plays an important role in the city design in the Baltic Sea region. In fact, 60% of the overall energy consumed in urban areas is attributed to street lighting and other urban lighting, e.g. for infrastructure. Modern LED lighting has energy savings potential of 50% compared to conventional systems. Other functionalities, such as an automatic adjustment of luminosity, additionally raise that potential. The project LUCIA introduces such lighting solutions into urban planning, and by this helps municipalities reduce energy consumption.

Innovate through piloting

LUCIA runs five pilots, which take into consideration insufficient knowledge on the lighting technologies, financial constraints, policy gaps and lacking involvement of citizens. LED energy efficient lighting is installed in six cities: Albertslund (Denmark), Hamburg (Germany), Jurmala (Latvia), Porvoo (Finland), St. Petersburg (Russia) and Tallinn (Estonia). The replication potential is then evaluated by metropolitan regions of Copenhagen, Hamburg, Riga, Helsinki-Uursimaa, St. Petersburg and Tallinn.

An online urban lighting centre is set up to connect managers responsible for lighting in cities around the Baltic Sea in order to exchange experiences on planning procedures and selection of urban lighting solutions.

Budgets

LUCIA
in numbers
  • 3.11
    Million
    Total
  • 2.17
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.28
    Million
    Eni + Russia
  • 0.00
    Million
    Norway

Highlights by mid-term

LUCIA developed the lighting knowledge centre, an online platform that includes a database of best practices, an exchange forum and an application. The knowledge centre provides people with the right information when developing a smart, energy-efficient urban lighting project. The database will be maintained after the project lifetime. It shall serve as a long-lasting service platform that supports cities and public authorities in planning and implementing smart lighting solutions in the whole Baltic Sea region.

Besides this, the project partners developed 15 factsheets. The factsheets serve as a concise introduction to the key aspects of modern and energy-efficient lighting planning for the local stakeholders in charge of urban lighting.

Outputs

Project Stories

Partners

Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

  • Town
    Hamburg
  • Region
    Hamburg
  • Country
    Germany
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
765,775.92
53.55034110.000654

Tallinn University of Technology

  • Town
    Tallinn
  • Region
    Põhja-Eesti
  • Country
    Estonia
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
231,830.67
59.437215524.7453688

Posintra Ltd

  • Town
    Porvoo
  • Region
    Helsinki-Uusimaa
  • Country
    Finland
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
256,197.34
60.395391325.6604862

City of Porvoo

  • Town
    Porvoon kaupunki
  • Region
    Helsinki-Uusimaa
  • Country
    Finland
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
411,575.99
60.3316925525.66955779924958

Municipality of Tallinn

  • Town
    Tallinn
  • Region
    Põhja-Eesti
  • Country
    Estonia
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
186,920.74
59.437215524.7453688

Riga Planning Region

  • Town
    Riga
  • Region
    Rīga
  • Country
    Latvia
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
136,550.22
56.949397724.1051846

Gate 21

  • Town
    Albertslund
  • Region
    Københavns omegn
  • Country
    Denmark
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
325,174.52
55.658601812.3562849

Jūrmala City Administration

  • Town
    Jūrmala
  • Region
    Pierīga
  • Country
    Latvia
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
238,150.01
56.973415423.79903173666365

Göteborgs City, Urban Transport Administration

  • Town
    Gothenburg
  • Region
    Västra Götalands län
  • Country
    Sweden
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
208,077.70
57.707232611.9670171

City of Albertslund

  • Town
    Albertslund
  • Region
    Københavns omegn
  • Country
    Denmark
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
21,027.78
55.658601812.3562849

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

  • Town
    Saint-Petersburg
  • Region
    City of St. Petersburg
  • Country
    Russian Federation
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
331,202.60
59.91785735000000630.380619357025516

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