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The European Commission will finance a program to replace 30 million incandescent lamps with LEDs in Ukraine
14.12.2022 | 17:39 | Section for Public and Mass Media Relations.

The goal of the Ukrainian Government is to replace 50 million lamps

The European Commission will finance the procurement of about 30 million LED light bulbs for Ukraine. This was announced by President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen at the international conference on supporting Ukraine in Paris.

“We will finance about 30 million LED light bulbs for Ukraine. When 50 million of these light bulbs are delivered with our partners, this will save 1 GW (of electricity) – the annual production volume (of a unit) of a nuclear power plant! In dark times, we stand with our Ukrainian friends,” President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen later posted in her Twitter account.

According to First Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Economy of Ukraine Yuliia Svyrydenko, Ukraine will soon introduce a free exchange program for the population:  outdated incandescent lamps can be exchanged for new LEDs. In total, it is planned to replace 50 million lamps. This should significantly reduce the load on the power system.

“To reduce the consequences of missile attacks on the energy infrastructure, the Government is working in two areas – on the one hand, we are increasing energy production and distribution, and on the other hand, we are implementing energy efficiency measures that can help us survive the winter and reduce energy consumption. We are grateful to foreign partners who responded to the call of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to finance the lamp replacement campaign and thus help us in the difficult energy situation caused by russia. Such a simple way as replacing power lamps with energy-saving LED lamps can help us consume 7-10% less electricity at the time of peak load.  In the near future, the Ministry of Economy will present a detailed instruction on how to get LED lamps – the mechanism will be as simple as possible,” Yuliia Svyrydenko assured.

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