Public Lighting

> From more efficient systems, to the supply of electricity, to regular, preventive and programmed maintenance

Public Lighting


Following in the wake of our 25 years’ experience in the heating sector, C.P.M. has also been operating for 10 years in the sector of Public Lighting. This expanding sector is based on the fundamental assets of the continual growth of our company know-how, in terms of professional and technical resources and in the equipment and instruments available. This sector also aims to have one single contact person to manage, coordinate and supervise work, with whom the customer can constantly and continually refer to.

C.P.M. guarantees this organisational model thanks to its structure and to the internal procedures it implements. It also continually updates the system of certification it uses, i.e. ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, SA8000, and UNI 11352. It also holds the SOA OG 10 , 11, OS 3, 19, 28, 30 listed below:

OG10, Class.V (value Euro 5,165,000 ):  Construction of Public Lighting systems;

OS30, Class.II (value Euro 516,000): Construction of interior electrical systems;

OS 28, Class.IVbis (value Euro 3,500,000 ): Construction of Heating and Air Conditioning systems;

OG19, Class.I (value Euro 258,000)  Systems of telecommunication and data transmission networks

which show the high level of technical and economic competency we have achieved.

Our management proposal

Our proposal to manage the Public Lighting service, on the same lines as our policy of managing ambient air conditioning, offers our Customers a top quality and economically advantageous service in the form of a long-term agreement with a bi-quarterly fee, all-inclusive of production performance, supply and energy control. It includes not only the supply of electricity, regular, preventive and programmed maintenance, the adaptation of systems to the norms in force  and computerised remote control and emergency response, but also all the operations required to reduce system consumption established by the Energy Audit, without prejudice to the current service provision according to the minimum parameters of lighting established by the UNI standards in force.

We are certified to install, transform, extend and service energy systems, according to Art. 1 of the Ministerial Decree No. 37/2008, letters a), b), c), d), e), g), and subsequent amendments and supplements. We are also certified according to the Quality Assurance System ISO 11352, Environmental ISO 14001 and UNI 11352 specifically for the Energy Service Company (ESCO) for the Design - Management - Maintenance of Public Lighting Systems.

The internal synergy between our technical knowhow and our various experiences in the field have enabled us to conceive a global, integrated service of Public Lighting in answer to 6 objectives:

  1. to adapt systems to comply with legislation to guarantee the user safety and the tranquillity of the Customer Authority Administrators and Employees;
  2. to write a P.R.I.C.  (Municipal Lighting Regulatory Plan) to adapt the lighting to the specific street/zone/area to be lit, in order to rationalise the range of lighting  (including the external areas of private individuals) with obligations and measures useful for future installations;
  3. to increase the level of energy efficiency, to improve the current quality of the systems and make them economically beneficial with less impact on the environment,
  4. to improve the quality of the light and adapt it to the different zones served;
  5. to perform regular, precise checks on the systems and possible structures using remote control, with personalised, innovative systems of remote management.
  6. to improve the aesthetic integration of the lighting systems in the surrounding urban context, both during the day and when in use.

The service and the supply procedures

Public Lighting for C.P.M. means autonomously taking over the following activities, included in the monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly payment

  1. Project design by internal technicians (Engineers and Lighting Designers) qualified to:
    a. adapt to the system standards (UNI-CEI);
    b. technologically regenerate the systems (energy efficiency: UNI standards and Regional Laws);
    c. aesthetically regenerate the historic centre and sites and monuments of artistic and cultural interest;
  2. provide regular, preventive, programmed maintenance to minimise malfunctions and maintain the value of all the systems over time;
  3. supply electricity;
  4. provide an emergency call-out 24/7 365 days/year;
  5. give advice, as Energy Manager, on all topics concerning the management and optimisation of energy;
  6. install remote management systems which enable long distance monitoring of facilities in real time, by remote control and remote alarms to reduce to a minimum the lead time of the technical teams scattered throughout the country;
  7. set up a toll-free number to facilitate reports of breakdowns and/or malfunctions by the general public;
  8. provide a computerised system to view the complete census of all public lighting and verify the state of progress of all the work, from upgrading to the emergency call-out, all of which can be easily viewed on your own PC, or anywhere with an Internet connection.

The strong points of the global, integrated service offered

Technical Advantages
We believe the main technical advantage which, in a certain sense includes everything, is that the Municipality will be able to use integrated management, rather than just simple maintenance.
The advantage lies in the fact that the operator has the same interest as Administration in keeping the system facilities operating at their best, as its main source of earnings lies in energy saving. This means minimising inefficient services for the benefit of Customer satisfaction and, above all, for the general public thanks to greater continuity of operations.
In fact, by following cautious programmed maintenance and using top quality materials which guarantee longer life, the operator will support its own profits (because with a service structured in this way, the maintenance costs and availability of spare parts are at the operator’s expense), and at the same time the installed systems will be preserved better and Customer satisfaction will be higher. The main source of income of the maintenance worker, on the contrary, lies in replacing as many components as frequently as possible. In substance, we can easily state that a global, integrated management of the service ensures a joint interest between Administration and the Operator in keeping facilities in perfect condition which, as a result of the work, does not require a maintenance worker. This could also be considered as a natural method to control how well the contractor does the work.

C.P.M.’s global management service offers Public Administration a series of benefits of a different type, which are not merely technical, such as:

Administrative advantages
1 Administration can set more certain annual budgets as a result of fewer discrepancies between the estimate at the beginning of the year and the final balance. By externalising the service as described above, there is a certain “all-inclusive” cost, where the sole possible fluctuation could be the variation in the price of electricity and in the consistency of the installed facilities, which would always have had a certain weight on the municipal coffers, even under internal management.  There will be no need to make 3 budgets, one for electricity, one for maintenance and yet another for electrical material, as these items are all included in the fixed monthly instalment for the service, including any increase in consumption/maintenance interventions, which are completely at the expense of the contractor.
2 Receipt of just one single monthly invoice instead of the many received so far from suppliers of various energy (numerous Enel invoices), electrical supplies, maintenance workers, designers, etc., cutting administrative activities as a result.
3 Opportunity to free up the production capacity of internal technical/administrative personnel to  deploy for other activities, with the advantage of avoiding the block on job applications imposed by central government.

Economic advantages

  1. The economic advantages of externalising the service are clearly evident, as the participants in the tender will have the current historic cost of the item of Public Lighting (Energy + Maintenance + spare parts + labour and vehicles) as a basis for the tender and only low bids will be accepted. Therefore, after an accurate analysis of the suppliers that can guarantee reliability, the Municipality will obtain a better, more complete service at less than the current cost before the business relationship even begins.
  2. Furthermore, by integrating into the long-term contract the loan to adapt and regenerate the systems, the Municipality will obtain a triple advantage:
    a) to obtain greater economies in terms of discount, rather than inviting to tender for separate lots;
    b) to set a Third Party Subsidy tender where the contractor is obliged to implement and fund all the work within a certain period, which usually stretches from 1 to 3 years, while Administration pays off the investment throughout the duration of the contract (usually 15-25 years for Public Lighting), which means immediate results and deferred charges;
    c) to obtain a further discount or the possibility to carry out more work, thanks to the share in savings, obtained by technological regeneration granted by the contractor to the Administration.