ANME set up the PROMOLED programme in 2020, with the aim of helping households reduce their electricity consumption. The programme is due to run for two years.
The residential sector consumes more than 5,000 GWh of electricity per year, which represents 30% of the electricity distributed by STEG.
Household lighting alone accounts for 15% of domestic electricity consumption. According to the 2014 STEG survey, 7 million of the existing 20 million light sources used in homes are incandescent bulbs (excluding chandeliers[OT1] ) (STEG 2014 survey).
Replacing incandescent bulbs with LED lamps would contribute to reducing domestic energy consumption by 80%, while maintaining household comfort. A 75W incandescent lamp can be replaced by a 12W LED of equivalent brightness.
The distribution of LED lamps will be made at the rate of three lamps per household.
Priority will be given to the 1.2 million households with the lowest kilowatt-hour (kWh) consumption, which corresponds to more than 40% of households subscribed to the electricity network.