Energy-saving lights pay dividends for city

LIGHTING THE WAY: The energy-efficient lights which earned the city a R1.1m prize
LIGHTING THE WAY: The
energy-efficient lights which earned the city a R1.1m prize

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has scooped an international award for its energy-efficient street lights in Walmer township, earning the city R1.1-million in prize money to roll out the project in other disadvantaged areas.

The municipality shares the Access to Electricity Award with the Energy and Resources Institute in India, and each will get €75 000 for using energy-efficient lighting. The announcement was made by French electric utility company, EDF, last week, but the official awards ceremony will only take place in Paris on April 30.

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