CDB Board Approves Energy-saving Project in Antigua and Barbuda

The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved funding for a project which will replace approximately 14,400 high pressure sodium and mercury vapour street lamps with high-efficiency light-emitting diode (LED) lamps.

Through the installation of these lamps, the Street Light Retrofitting Project aims for an annual reduction in Antigua and Barbuda’s street lighting energy consumption by 4,900 MWh, and in carbon dioxide emissions of 3,200 tonnes by the end of 2019.

The initiative is being supported by CDB financing of USD5.9 million and a contribution of USD905,000 from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda and the Antigua Public Utilities Authority.

 

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