Council agrees cash allocation for energy efficient lighting in Mojacar Costa Almeria

SAVINGS: The council said the changes will mean savings on electricity and maintenance bills and will cut energy consumption by 60 per cent. CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Mojacar

MOJACAR council has approved a local authority-financed credit supplement of €237,383 to go towards the installation of energy efficient lighting in the municipality.
The council said it was in a position to add to the European Regional Development Fund grant for investments in a low carbon economy given the remaining liquid assets.
The council stressed the move falls within the regulatory legal framework for local administrations and is supported by a favourable report from the council Secretariat and Treasury.
Mojacar has received a €949,525 subsidy for improving the efficiency of public lighting and reducing light pollution.
However the total cost for replacing all the lighting on a total of 1,213 light points, the replacement of 447 posts in poor condition, anti-corrosion treatment on another 300 posts and the implementation of new power surge protection and control systems amounts to €1,186,910.
Hence the council has proposed contributing to the shortfall to finish the job, which the local authority maintains will mean an annual saving of more than €70,000, plus an estimated reduction in maintenance costs of some €49,000 and an energy saving of more than 60 per cent a year.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

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