Financial Viability Study on Public Lighting Infrastructure in the Casablanca-Settat Region

EXPERTISE : , Financing Mechanisms and Fund Management, Project Implementation /Evaluation /Opportunity studies
SECTOR : , Public, Services d’utilité publique


International Finance Corporation (IFC)


project description

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is supporting Morocco’s Council of the Casablanca-Settat Region in planning on introducing energy-efficient street and public lighting services on a large scale across the region (including in currently underserved areas) by mainly using the light-emitting diode (LED) technology and making necessary upgrades and expansion of related infrastructure. As part of this assignment, Econoler is (1) assessing the financial viability of this IFC initiative aimed at enhancing access to energy-efficient public lighting services by introducing energy-efficient LED public lighting technology in the region and (2) working on identifying suitable financing and business models to be recommended.


Econoler has been hired to carry out the following tasks:

  • Conducting a high-level review of public lighting technologies by focusing on LED and comparing LED to the predominant traditional lighting technologies being widely used in Morocco.
  • Making a baseline assessment of the public lighting systems across the region, including existing institutional and regulatory frameworks, as well as operational and performance data.
  • Making a high-level cost-benefit analysis by examining several technical scenarios associated with a potential public lighting modernization program to be implemented across the region.
  • Analyzing and comparing at least six representative international case studies regarding LED public lighting refurbishment programs, with at least two of these cases featuring solar PV.
  • Developing and providing recommendations on how to develop a suitable business model for implementing energy-efficient LED public lighting in the region.
  • Delivering a one-day workshop to discuss the results and the draft report.

As part of this assignment, Econoler will provide the IFC with the following main outputs: an assessment of the financial costs and benefits of installing energy-efficient LED public lighting; a strategy and a business model for introducing LED public lighting across this region by taking into consideration the unique local economic and institutional circumstances.

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