EU grant for Benidorm’s LED streetlights will help to cut the Costa Blanca resort’s energy bills

Big bills for streetlights, credit: Diego Delso

BENIDORM Town Hall intends to apply to Europe for a €3 million allocation to launch an energy efficiency project.
This would bring savings of 79 per cent to the municipality’s electricity consumption, said mayor Toni Perez.
He was speaking after a meeting of the Local Government Board which has now given the go-ahead to the ‘supply and installation of LED lighting’ project which has now been drafted by municipal experts.
The cost of the project, which would involve switching 7,800 of the town’s streetlights – 55 per cent of the total – to LED technology will cost just over €6 million, they estimate.
Perez explained that as well as saving on electricity consumption, LED lighting will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2.423 tons each year.
“Carrying through the project would mean that in five years we would have renewed 95 per cent of Benidorm’s streetlights, as at present only 41 per cent use LED devices.”

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