Public Lighting

Public Lighting service management activities were carried out as part of the new Service Contract, defined with Roman Council Resolution no. 130 of 22 December 2010, then stipulated on 15 March 2011. 

The programmes focused on a series of operating guidelines, the majority of which were realised and included in the Lighting Plan.

The main programmes are as follows:

  • network modernisation: in 2012, 86 lighting points were modernised, representing the completion of a project on via G.F. Malipiero which began in 2011 and for which the delivery of new LED covers for green areas and some smaller interventions complementary to the 8.4 kV network decommissioning plan were pending;
  • remote control of Public Lighting Plants: in 2012 the phase of installing new remote control units continued for the public lighting systems. In total, 75 remote control modules have been installed on the control boxes of new systems since January 2012, also using LED technology;
  • decommissioning of the 8.4 kV network: the programme involving activation of LV power supply, with gradual phasing out of the 8.4 kV supply network, has continued in 2012. 60 new supplies were activated. This made it possible to eliminate 3 public lighting centres (PRIMA PORTA, S. BASILIO and BALDUINA) and 176 MV stations supplied by the MV network dedicated to public lighting;
  • plant repairs: involves the inspection, extraordinary maintenance and possible renovation to class II of lighting points managed on behalf of Roma Capitale;
  • plant maintenance: maintenance activities primarily took the form of planned, emergency and extraordinary maintenance;
  • artistic maintenance: in 2012, maintenance was carried out on the plants of Villa Gordiani, lungotevere Oberdan in some green areas such as the S. Giovanni parks on Via Carlo Felice, Bergamin park, via Lemonia park and other massive works, involving a total of 2,159 lighting points. In addition, modernisation of the artistic lighting systems has been completed, including works on the Church of San Giovanni at Porta Latina, the Monument to the Fallen of Nassirya, Ponte Sisto, external projectors at the Colosseum, Porta Pinciana, the Castel S. Angelo viaduct, Piazza del Quirinale and Piazza Trilussa, for a total of 422 lighting points, whilst LED technology was used to modernise the lighting of the Quirinale Fountain.
    Extraordinary maintenance on various historically and archaeologically important sites was also ensured; 
  • new works: a total of 1,084 lighting points were constructed for Roma Capitale, with requests coming in mainly from Department SIMU, the Department of Suburb Upgrading Policies and other departments, including orders to create Area Plans;
  • districts: 7 new agreements with districts were stipulated and include maintenance contracts subject to the condition precedent that the related works must be completed.