Public lighting in Polack, Belarus, more energy efficient thanks to EU

Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

Polack became the first city in Belarus fully compliant with EU standards, giving the local residents access to better living conditions and reducing costs thanks to support from the EU4Energy initiative and the EU programme Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects. On February 19, the city will host the final conference of the PubLiCity project – ‘Public Lighting in the Cities of Belarus: Present and Future’ – presenting the project’s achievements and sharing knowledge on the modernisation of city lighting in Belarus.

The PubLiCity project has been implemented in Polack since 2015 with financial support from the EU. Thanks to the project, almost two thousand LED lamps, new lighting poles, control boxes, and 12 autonomous solar-powered lamps appeared on 28 streets in the city. Additionally, 26 city landmarks received new decorative illumination, including the stairs of Saint Sophia Cathedral, Francysk Skaryna Avenue and one bridge over the Daugava river.

At the conference, Polack and several other Belarusian cities are expected to sign a declaration on joining the new goals of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy with the aim of continuing to contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions.

Find out more

Press release

EU4Energy: Covenant of Mayors Demonstration Projects