FNEE-Aid Programme for the Renewal of Municipal Street Lighting Installations

Last updated: 26 September 2019

This aid program seeks to encourage and promote the implementation of actions in the field of city street lighting to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide through the implementation of projects of energy saving and efficiency,which helps to achieve reduction targets on final energy consumption set by Directive 2012/27/EU. To this end, the programme has established a financing line for local authorities so they can carry out the reform of its external lighting installations under energy efficiency patterns. This line of support was conceived to be further expanded in the following years until 2020.  This program has been allocated with a maximum budget amounting to €113,791 million , coming from the National Energy Efficiency Fund, created by Law 18/2014 of 15 October, approving urgent measures for growth, competitiveness and efficiency. The aids from this programme may be co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the Operational Programme for Sustainable Growth 2014-2020. The aid program for the renewal of lighting installations is framed as a measure exclusively aimed to public service for municipal street lighting in the form of repayable interest-free loans, and with a repayment period of up to ten years, which accounts for the feasibility of this reform. Up to 100% of the eligible investment may be requested, with a maximum of M€4 and a minimum of €300,000. Actions for an amount under €300,000 may be filed in group with (an) other applicant(s) as set out in the Programme outline. Some of the eligible activities considered are those having in common a reduction in lighting capacity of existing lighting installations and that will enable: · Reduce energy consumption in lighting by at least 30 %. · Regulate lighting thresholds according to the different types of night schedules and kinds of roads, getting adapted to citizens’ needs. · Adapt the existing installations to the regulation on energy efficiency on street lighting installations and to the Low Voltage Electrical Regulations. The energy rating of the installation to be reformed shall be A or B, and must comply with the regulated requirements of lighting quality and visual comfort.


There have been two calls for aid. The deadline for submitting aid applications has finalised but the transaction of aids is ongoing.

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