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Puerto pledges more efficient public street lighting after audit 

Puerto de la Cruz has pledged to substantially lower the cost of street lighting in the municipality, as well as energy saving.

The council is expecting an investment in street lighting of around three million euros and 300,000 euros for the improvement of municipal facilities.

A tender procedure has just been launched, with the authority saying: “The tender contract will have a maximum amount of 21,245,727 euros, for a period of 15 years and will be an important economic and energy saving for the resort.”

Councillor for general services, Ángel Montañés added: “Puerto de la Cruz will not only experience a cost saving but also energy, which will result in the target set for this area, which is none other than the sustainability of all public services.”

An energy audit completed in early 2016 indicated that the system of public lighting and for municipal buildings needed to be improved for greater “energy efficiency”.

The improvements will use new technology and a new reporting system which will allow any lighting incident to be resolved within 24 hours because the entire network will have a remote control system.

The deadline for submission of tenders, by energy service companies interested in the bidding process, will end on October 29th.