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Alina Silaghi: ADL Oradea will expand its activity in new industrial parks, modernize public lighting

15 October 2021
Bogdan Tudorache

Oradea Local Development Agency, a public company owned by the City Hall that has, as its main activity, the administration of local industrial parks (investments in infrastructure, maintenance, electricity distribution) plans to open four new industrial parks, said Alina Silaghi, the director of the Oradea Local Development Agency, during the conference “Digitalization and Energy Efficiency – Oradea”, organized by Energynomics.

“Currently, there are four functional industrial parks in Oradea, and in Bihor County, we have three more industrial parks under management. We are going to expand our activity, with new parks,” said Alina Silaghi. The largest park has 136 hectares and is located on Borșului Road.

”The Oradea Local Development Agency grants subsidies and facilities to those in the industrial park. We are also discussing state aid schemes here, both locally and nationally. We are distributors of electricity, and each year we negotiate energy prices. This year has been a real challenge to get a guaranteed price, so for the first time since I run the agency, it was a more than tough negotiation. We also offer services dedicated to residents and at the moment we have 104 companies in the three parks in Oradea. Within Industrial Park no. 1 we also have a kindergarten, we are also involved in the International School in Oradea, we are involved in everything that means a dual education system,

At the same time, ADL is implementing a new business incubator and is managing the Science and Technology Park, one of the areas of research and development is economic efficiency.

“We are partners in the new project of the County Council regarding the establishment of the Cargo Terminal. We are going to set up four more industrial parks in Bihor County, and from July 2021 we took over the delegation of the public lighting service of Oradea.”


In 2020, ADL entered into a collaboration with the Technical University of Cluj, in an energy efficiency project that involves energy saving. “We managed to support small and medium-sized companies in the industrial park, to discover what an energy audit means, to have the opportunity to access a platform to upload all the data on their energy consumption, the technological processes, what it means to optimize energy consumption, how we manage to save energy losses, what it means to install photovoltaic panels on the roof to cover our own consumption. It was an interesting project, in which colleagues from the Technical Department were directly involved and there were many companies in the SME category that accessed the project”, added Alina Silaghi.

Public lighting to be upgraded

At the same time, an extensive reform was started within the lighting activity, which started with an inventory of the existing lighting units in Oradea. “We have started the procedure for acquiring an audit of the public lighting system and we are going to establish what are the measures we will take in the next period. At the level of 2020 we have an overhead distribution network, in the city of Oradea; 46% of the network, owned by Electrica, is outdated or inadequate. The OHL does not comply with EU law and must be changed into underground lines. The underground distribution network is very old, with a high failure rate, due to poor insulation and old equipment”, she added.

At the same time, many bodies and lighting systems need to be changed, as they are outdated and use dangerous compounds such as mercury or sodium vapour. “There are lighting fixtures that do not meet the minimum luminescence criteria, have a high energy consumption, due to inefficient or old fixtures.”

The annual electricity consumption amounts to 10 million lei, and ADL has developed several solutions to make costs more efficient. “We have planned the implementation of energy-efficient technologies and reduction of CO2 emissions, a system to identify all pillars in the city, for better management, separating the lighting network from the energy distribution network for households, implementation of a distribution network underground and aerial replacement, thus creating a backbone for electricity distribution and other smart city applications. We are talking about the implementation of an intelligent lighting management software efficient, consisting of autonomous control and monitoring software, and about the implementation of an energy control module for voltage reduction for each distribution network, with the possibility of total or partial interruption of energy”.

Thus, the new network will be able to offer an efficient and modular interconnection and diagnosis. The transition to modern LED lighting fixtures, with intensity controlled by an intelligent management system, will lead to cost efficiency. “A reduction in energy consumption of up to 50% is envisaged, only with the implementation of new LED lighting fixtures.”

A first pilot project will be put into practice on a street in Oradea. Video traffic surveillance systems are also provided, and also air quality monitoring. Depending on the traffic, the lighting system will adapt, leading to less consumption, through motion sensors and the use of dedicated software.

The conference “Digitalization and Energy Efficiency – Oradea”, was organized by Energynomics, with the support of our partners ABB Romania, Enel X Romania, Phoenix Contact, Kawasaki Gas Turbine Europe, Wiren.

Autor: Bogdan Tudorache

Active in the economic and business press for the past 26 years, Bogdan graduated Law and then attended intensive courses in Economics and Business English. He went up to the position of editor-in-chief since 2006 and has provided management and editorial policy for numerous economic publications dedicated especially to the community of foreign investors in Romania. From 2003 to 2013 he was active mainly in the financial-banking sector. He started freelancing for Energynomics in 2013, notable for his advanced knowledge of markets, business communities and a mature editorial style, both in Romanian and English.

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