Minister Peeters frees €90 million for LED roads lighting
The Flemish Minister for Mobility and Public Works, Lydia Peeters (Open Vld), will reserve 90 million euros to install LED lights along the Flemish regional roads. The decision fits in the recovery plan ‘Flemish resilience’ and has to help to save 20 GWh annually.
Sustainability is one of the keywords of the plan. The Agency for Roads and Traffic (Agentschap Wegen en Verkeer) will get the assignment to provide the 75 000 lighting poles along the regional roads with LED lights. According to Minister Peeters, the Flemish government wants to have the job done by the end of 2024.
Energy-efficiency and sustainability
The measure also has to contribute to meeting the Flemish climate targets. “We will save 6 800 to 9 700 tons of CO2 emissions and reduce our total energy consumption by 7 to 10%,” says Lydia Peeters. “We will make a giant economic and ecological leap forward and at the same time pay attention to energy-efficiency, sustainability, and circularity of materials.”