OMV Petrom has implemented a 2.1 million euro project aimed at increasing energy efficiency in 345 of its filling stations, where it replaced the conventional lighting systems with a new LED based system, announces a press release.
The new system will generate a 50 percent reduction of in the energy consumption used for lighting and a decrease by 11 percent of the total electricity bill, respectively, according to the company’s estimates.
“The purpose of the project was to increase efficiency in filling stations by reducing the electricity consumption. In the 345 filling stations the classic lighting system was replaced with LED lighting systems for the shops, roof, car wash and stations perimeter. Compared with the traditional lighting system, the LED system was chosen for its increased usage efficiency, generating the same luminosity while using 50-60 percent less energy, increased resilience to external factors (temperature, humidity) and a longer life span”, states the release in question.
Electromagnetica was the supplier of the lighting system, the company being selected following an international tender performed earlier this year. The funding for the project is partly ensured through an Energy Efficiency Financing Facility, a credit line offered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Union. Hence, following a final evaluation of the project by EBRD, a grant equivalent to 15 percent of the total funds required will be released, explains OMV Petrom, which is considering extending the project for the entire Petrom filliong stations network.