The energy efficiency project on the premises of ELKA started in December 2012. The project included the replacement of the part of the existing lamps on ELKA's factory floor in Žitnjak, Zagreb. 400 W industrial lamps with mercury light sources were replaced with 130 W LED industrial lamps. 360 out of 650 existing lamps in elastomer, thermoplastic and metal plants as well as in the testing stations and on the factory floor were replaced. Lamps were arranged optimally to obtain satisfactory illumination of work surfaces with minimum energy consumption.
Project's total value amounted to HRK 1,306,383,00. It has resulted in 77 % savings in electricity consumption, peak load cost decrease and CO2 emission savings. Annual financial savings of about HRK 218,496.00 will provide the return of the investment in a 5-year period.
This is another of HEP ESCO's projects which has proved that investments, by implementing energy efficiency rules, can be financed through energy savings. It has also shown that the ESCO model has multiple cost benefits for the local community as well as for the private sector.