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Program for the replacement of 4 million incandescent lamps with LED lamps: PROMO-LED

The residential sector consumes 4.7GWh (figures 2015) of electricity per year, which represents 30% of electricity distributed by the STEG. Lighting alone represents 15% of household electricity consumption.

In 2014, of the 18 million light sources used in the residential sector, ~ 7 million are incandescent lamps (excluding chandeliers) (STEG 2014 survey).
This represents a real source for the reduction of electricity consumption without reducing the overall well-being of households. As an example, an incandescent lamp with a capacity of 75W can be replaced by an equivalent LED of a 12W power (a consumption reduction of 80%).

The distribution will be done at the rate of 3 lamps per household. Priority will be given to households paying the lowest kWh, which corresponds to the highest subsidy, the price can also be considered as a proxy of household wealth. More than 1.2 million homes are targeted (more than 40% of households subscribing to the electricity grid).

Project partners

Residential Solar Energy
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    Penetration rate of renewable energies in electricity production in 2030