Green Urban Lighting

Project Document

Green Urban Lighting: Project Description

In Armenia, 12 cities generate almost 90 of the nation's GDP. Their competitiveness and attractiveness are therefore critical to the country’s sustained economic growth. However, urban infrastructure and municipal services delivery in most Armenian cities and towns are deficient. To provide more competitive environment for economic development and adequate living and working conditions for their residents and guests, Armenian cities are actively pursuing modernization projects to revamp their urban environment.

The focus of the Project is on Urban Lighting sector, which covers all lighting installations which are managed and paid for by municipalities, such as lighting of outside public areas, illumination of city buildings, lighting system in municipally-owned and operated buildings and facilities, and yards in residential areas. Urban lighting is the second largest source of municipal GHG emissions (after heating), accounting for about one third of municipalities’ GHG emissions and up to 50 of their electricity bill. Urban lighting costs of Armenian municipalities account for more than US$ 5 million per annum (power costs and maintenance). The capital city of Yerevan has the largest energy consumption and saving potential in its lighting sector: it accounts for 90 of all urban lighting energy use in the country and consume about 56,000 MWh/year.

The Project will carry out several activities that will deliver specific outputs that will enable and facilitate the removal of the barriers to energy efficient urban lighting in Armenian cities. The following are the various inter-related components of the Full-sized Project: 

  1. Knowledge and capacities for urban green lighting;
  2. Policies, regulation and enforcement capacities to promote green urban development with a focus on energy efficient lighting;
  3. Institutional and financing models for pilot investment in green lighting projects;
  4. Green urban lighting demonstration.

The preparatory stage of the project (PPG) is completed successfully, that is, - with ‘business-as-usual’ scenario assessed and Logical Framework Analysis performed, institutional and financial models selected and scoping of pilot projects implemented, overall project strategy, monitoring and evaluation framework, budget and work-plan developed - the Full-sized Project is approved by GEF CEO on August 19, 2013, and commences early in 2014. 

Technical Advisory Committee

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Authorities of the Technical Advisory Committee 

The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Project provides professional advisory assistance for implementation of all the activities in the frames of the Project’s components.

The meeting of the TAC are invited at once a year, if necessary, additional sessions of the TAC may be arranged through a year.

The authorities of the TAC are as follows:

  • Facilitate the communication between the project and respective authorities and organizations and contribute to the decision making effectiveness;
  • Upon request, provide recommendations and interpretations of the documents and reports produced in the frames of the Project;
  • Identify technical constraints, which may hinder project timely implementation and recommend relevant activities and solutions;
  • Contribute to the collection of the relevant data and ensure consistent information exchange between the stakeholders.

 

Composition

Composition of Technical Advisory Committee

1.

Martiros Tsarukyan

Head of Atmospheric Air Policy Division of the Ministry of Nature Protection of RA

2.

Aram Gabrielyan

UNFCCC National Coordinator 

3.

Ashot Giloyan

Head of Local Self-government Department, Ministry of Territorial Administration of RA

4.

Samvel Srapyan

Head of Housing Stock Management and Municipal Infra­struc­tures Division, Housing Policy and Municipal Infra­struc­tures Department, Ministry of Urban Development of RA

5.

Hayk Badalyan

Head of Energy Saving and Technical Normatives Division, Development Department, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of RA

6.

Gevorg Nazaryan

Deputy Director of “National Institute of Standards” CJSC, Ministry of Economy of RA

7.

Armen Harutyunyan

Head of Development and Investment Projects Department, Yerevan city Municipality

8.

Sergey Abrahamyan

Coordinator of Energy Saving Project, Armenia Renewable Resources and Energy Efficiency Fund

9.

Levon Hakobyan

Chief Engineer of “Scientific Research Institute of Energy” CJSC

10.

Mher Markosyan

Chair of Informatics, Computer Engineering and Management Systems, “National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia” Foundation, DPhil of Technical Sciences, Professor

11.

Pargev Manukyan

State Engineering University of Armenia SNCO, Docent of Electric Power Engineering Chair , PhD in Technical Sciences

 

Meetings

Meetings of the Technical Advisory Committee

The first meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee of “Green Urban Lighting” UNDP-GEF project coordinated jointly by UNDP Armenia and the Ministry of Nature Protection of the RA was held on May 6, 2014. The Committee was established to provide professional advisory assistance for implementation of all the activities in the frames of the Project’s components. Representatives of the stakeholder parties assigned as the members of the Committee by their respective agencies/organizations as well as experts involved into the Project’s activities took part in the meeting. The key presentation was delivered by Ms.Diana Harutyunyan, Climate Change Program Coordinator, UNDP Armenia. The participants expressed their willingness to support the project activities.

The meeting materials are available in Armenian language only.

Project Team

Green Urbal Lighting: Staff and Experts

Aram  (medium)

Aram Gabrielyan
UNFCCC National Focal Point
CDM Designated National Authority Contact Person
PhD in Physic-mathematical Sciences
Tel.: (+37410) 583920 (20)
Email: aram@nature.am

Diana Harutyunyan
UNDP Climate Change Related Projects Coordinator
PhD in Biological Sciences
Tel.: (+37410) 583920 (14)
Email: diana@nature.am

Artem Kharazyan
Senior National Expert on Energy Efficiency
PhD in Technical Sciences
Tel.: (+37410) 583920 (13)
Email: artemduke@yandex.ru

 National Experts

Armen Gulkanyan
National Expert on Energy Efficient Lighting Market and Technologies
Master of Science in Engineering
Email: agulk@netsys.am

Vladislav Harutyunyan
National Expert on Municipal Energy Efficient Lighting Pilot Projects
Master of Science in Engineering
Email: harutyunyan.vladislav@rambler.ru

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Karen Sargsyan
National Expert on Lighting System Audit (technical and supervision)
Email: sgkaren@yahoo.com

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Hovhannes Nunyan
National Expert on Economic Assessment and Financial Mechanisms
Email: nunyanhovhannes@rambler.ru

 Sekoyan

Tigran Sekoyan
National Expert on Lighting System Audit (methodology and assessment)
Email: tigransekoyan@yahoo.com

Arsen Karapetyan
National Expert on Building Codes and Standards
Email: arsen.karapetyan@nature.am

 International Experts

 

 

 

Demonstration projects

Yerevan city

Yerevan city partners with UNDP in Armenia to achieve higher energy efficiency in municipal lighting since August 2014. So far, three stages of the demonstration project have unfolded. Within the first stage, cooperation was piloted on selected demonstration streets and  municipal revolving fund was established. The fund's main purpose is to accumulate savings originated due to improved energy performance of the upgraded systems. The second stage was imlemented with significant contribution from the fund, while the third - exclusively on the expense of the fund. Please follow the link for details.

Besides, a demonstration project was also implemented in Yerevan Zoological Garden in 2015 with its second stage currently unfolding.

Spitak town

Spitak town partners with UNDP in Armenia to achieve higher energy efficiency in municipal lighting since July 2015. So far, two stages of the demonstration project have unfolded. Within the first stage, cooperation was ensured and  municipal revolving fund was established. The fund's main purpose is to accumulate savings originated due to improved energy performance of the upgraded systems. The second stage was imlemented with significant contribution from the fund.Please follow the link for details.

Alaverdi town

Alaverdi town partners with UNDP in Armenia to achieve higher energy efficiency in municipal lighting since July 2014. So far, two stages of the demonstration project have unfolded. Within the first stage, cooperation was ensured and  municipal revolving fund was established. The fund's main purpose is to accumulate savings originated due to improved energy performance of the upgraded systems. The second stage was imlemented with significant contribution from the fund. Please follow the link for details.

 

Abovyan town

Abovyan town partners with UNDP in Armenia to achieve higher energy efficiency in municipal lighting since November 2015. So far, two stages of the demonstration project have unfolded. Within the first stage, cooperation was ensured and  municipal revolving fund was established. The fund's main purpose is to accumulate savings originated due to improved energy performance of the upgraded systems. The second stage was imlemented with significant contribution from the fund. Please follow the link for details.

Kapan town

 Kapan town partners with UNDP in Armenia to achieve higher energy efficiency in municipal lighting since July 2016. So far, one stage of the demonstration project has unfolded: cooperation was ensured and  municipal revolving fund was established. The fund's main purpose is to accumulate savings originated due to improved energy performance of the upgraded systems. The fund enables continuous imlementation of energy efficiency improvement projects. Please follow the link for details.

Kajaran town

 Kajaran town partners with UNDP in Armenia to achieve higher energy efficiency in municipal lighting since July 2016. So far, one stage of the demonstration project has unfolded: cooperation was ensured and  municipal revolving fund was established. The fund's main purpose is to accumulate savings originated due to improved energy performance of the upgraded systems. The fund enables continuous imlementation of energy efficiency improvement projects. Please follow the link for details.

Stepanavan town

 Stepanavan town partners with UNDP in Armenia to achieve higher energy efficiency in municipal lighting since July 2016. So far, one stage of the demonstration project has unfolded: cooperation was ensured and  municipal revolving fund was established. The fund's main purpose is to accumulate savings originated due to improved energy performance of the upgraded systems. The fund enables continuous imlementation of energy efficiency improvement projects. Please follow the link for details.

Ararat town

 Ararat town partners with UNDP in Armenia to achieve higher energy efficiency in municipal lighting since April 2016. So far, two stages of the demonstration project have unfolded. Within the first stage, cooperation was ensured and  municipal revolving fund was established. The fund's main purpose is to accumulate savings originated due to improved energy performance of the upgraded systems. The second stage was imlemented with significant contribution from the fund. The first stage involved also Ararat and Avshar villages, that are connected by the road whose lighting system is upgraded. Please follow the link for details.

Gavar town

Gavar town partners with UNDP in Armenia to achieve higher energy efficiency in municipal lighting. So far, one stage of the demonstration project has unfolded: cooperation was ensured and  municipal revolving fund was established. The fund's main purpose is to accumulate savings originated due to improved energy performance of the upgraded systems. The fund enables continuous imlementation of energy efficiency improvement projects. Please follow the link for details.

Geology Museum

Indoor lighting sytem of higher energy performance was installed at Geology Museum in Yerevan city. The project's input insluded the system's energy audit and cofinancing of LED luminaire procurement. Please refer to the factsheet for more information.

Social Housing in Yerevan

Indoor lighting sytem of higher energy performance was installed at a social housing in Kanaker administrative district of Yerevan city. The project's input insluded the system's energy audit and financing of LED luminaire procurement. Please refer to the factsheet for more information.

"Mush" Center in Gyumri

Indoor lighting sytem of higher energy performance was installed at "Mush" Child Development Center in Gyumri city. The project's input insluded the system's energy audit and financing of LED luminaire procurement. Please refer to the factsheet for more information.

Nature Museum

Indoor lighting sytem of higher energy performance was installed at Nature Museum in Yerevan city. The project's input insluded the system's energy audit and cofinancing of LED luminaire procurement. Please refer to the factsheet for more information.

Yerevan History Museum

Indoor lighting sytem of higher energy performance was installed at Yerevan History Museum. The project's input insluded the system's energy audit and cofinancing of LED luminaire procurement. Please refer to the factsheet for more information.

Yerevan Municipality

Indoor Lighting sytem of higher energy performance was installed at Yerevan Municipality. The project's input insluded the system's energy audit and cofinancing of LED luminaire procurement. Please refer to the factsheet for more information.

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