R129m budget for energy efficiency in Bay (South Africa)

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has been handed a budget of R129-million for the next three years for energy- efficient projects.
The infrastructure, engineering and energy committee was told yesterday that seven projects would be funded either through the Division of Revenue Act or by the Central Energy Fund (CEF).
These would include energy-efficient street lights for both major and minor roads; energy-efficient traffic lights; energy efficiency in municipal buildings and water and waste water projects; a compact fluorescent lamp rollout and energy-efficient high mast lighting.
The committee was informed in a report that light-emitting diode (LED) traffic lights had been delivered and were being installed at various intersections across the metro. Tender documentation for compact fluorescent lights was being finalised. This involves the supply and delivery of lights, house-to-house exchange, and crushing and recycling of incandescent lights.
Tender documentation was also being finalised for energy-efficient streetlights while consulting engineers had been appointed for energy efficiency in municipal buildings.

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