Energy efficiency

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Green loans of DKK 9 million help reduce energy consumption in Svendborg, where street lights are renovated, and luminaires replaced with LED. By year-end 2020, 1.4 per cent of the total disbursed green loan volume was in the energy efficiency category.
From 2014-2019 Svendborg Vejbelysning has replaced more than 6,000 mercury and fluorescent luminaires in SvendborgMunicipality with LED technology and replaced old wooden and lattice masts with new pipe masts and wired overhead lines. The initiative forms part of the city’s plan towards 2023 for renovating 12,000 street lights. Of these 49 per cent were mercury and fluorescent luminaires that have a high consumption of energy and were phased out of production in 2015. The initiative also supports Svendborg Municipality’s aim to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions.


Implementing high quality, energy efficient LED technology and a remote control system, which dim or turn of the light during the night at applicable sites, not only saves energy and reduces CO2 emission – it also saves significant costs and improves efficiency in relation to operations and maintenance. LED lightning has an expected service life of 25 years. Svendborg Vejbelysning is using the savings to repay its two green loans disbursed in 2019 and 2020.


Green loan category

The energy efficiency green loan category covers new investments in and ongoing maintenance of existing buildings leading to more energy efficient buildings. New investment or ongoing maintenance of public street lighting leading to a more energy efficient system. KommuneKredit has disbursed 25 green loans of more than DKK 303 million in total from 2017-2020.

Total project investment:
DKK 9 million.


Disbursed green loans from KommuneKredit: DKK 4.5 million in 2019 and DKK 4.5 million in 2020.


Expected environmental impacts:
▪ 129 tonnes in annual CO2 reductions.
▪ 938 GJ in annual energy savings.
▪ Future-proof street lights with upgradable infrastructure

SDG linkage


Primary EU environmental objective
Climate change mitigation.