Motorway lighting will be suspended in Belgium to save energy

Author: Clark Tos
2022-09-20 12:14:01

As a result of the energy crisis, the Walloon government has decided to turn off the lights on part of its motorways. This trial period should last three months.

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To save energy, the highways of Wallonia will remain plunged into darkness at night. This measure, requested at the beginning of September by the Walloon government, applies to part of the roads in the southern region of the region. Belgium , remind our Belgian colleagues of RTL info .

Thus, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., the lighting on the less frequented sections will be suspended, according to the Lights 4.0 Plan. The latter was implemented from Monday 19 September, in the evening, in the presence of the Minister of Energy, Mobility and Infrastructure, Philippe Henry, and two groups responsible for infrastructure and Walloon motorways.

Savings of 400,000 euros over three months

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« We are living in complicated times and reducing energy consumption should make it possible to mitigate the impact of the crisis we are going through. The reflection carried out focused on the safety of road users, and the moment chosen to turn off part of the lighting is during the shortest passing time. “, specified the Belgian Minister Philippe Henry.

However, he states that ' conflict areas, where passing motorists occur, will not be affected for safety reasons '. All the same, 20,000 lights out of 25,000 will be turned off at night for a period of three months.

« In the context of the energy crisis, this measure aims both to reduce consumption and to reduce the electricity bill of the public authorities. “, completed the Walloon infrastructure financing company, Sofico .

This measure should make it possible to save up to 400,000 euros.

Source : RTL info