Investment in energy efficiency brings comfort to the citizens of Calarasi


In European countries, public street lighting accounts for about 19% of total electricity consumption, with a significant environmental impact and energy costs. In the Republic of Moldova, this value is about 9% and demonstrates the poor condition of the street lighting system and its high weariness, the upgrading of which requires major investment efforts. This was the motivation of Calarasi Town Hall to implement the energy efficiency project "Efficient public lighting in Calarasi-Firefly in the heart of forests", namely to provide citizens with comfort and be an example for the other Moldovan localities.

Find out in the first issue of the Newsletter of the project "Efficient public lighting in Calarasi-Firefly in the heart of forests", which are the modernization solutions for street lighting.

In the first issue of the newsletter you will discover the following topics:
MODERNIZATION: Citizens of Calarasi will have street lighting thanks to the European Union support 
ENERGY DAY: "Sustainable Energy Week", an event celebrated by Calarasi Town Hall
SUCCESS STORIES: Calarasi has the most energy-efficient kindergarten in Moldova
ACTIVITIES: Activities of the energy efficiency project in Calarasi, evaluated by a Steering Committee
OPINION: Victor Parlicov: "With the support of the EU, the life of the citizens in Calarasi will become better thanks to the modernization of the public lighting"

Find more in the Newsletter (available only in the Romanian language)

The project "Efficient public lighting in Calarasi-Firefly in the heart of forests", implemented by the Calarasi Town Hall in partnership with IDIS "Viitorul". The project is funded by the European Union through the European programme “Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects (CoM-DeP)”, part of the EU4Energy initiative.


For more information, please contact the Press Officer of the project, Ana - Maria Veverita: or by phone (0 22) 221844.

The EU4Energy Initiative covers all EU support to improve energy supply, security and connectivity, as well as to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewables in the Eastern Partner countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. It does this by financing projects and programmes that help to reform energy markets and to reduce national energy dependence and consumption. Over the longer term, this makes energy supply more reliable, transparent and affordable, thus reducing energy poverty and energy bills for both citizens and the private sector. More information: