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Support the energy front – exchange your old lamps for energy-saving LED lamps under the Programme of the EU and the Government of Ukraine


Starting from January 30, Ukrainians will be able to exchange five old incandescent light bulbs for the same number of energy-saving LED lamps. The all-Ukrainian programme, aiming to reduce the load on the power grid by replacing incandescent lamps with energy-saving LED lamps in Ukrainian households, was initiated at the end of 2022 by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and supported by President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. The large-scale replacement of old-type bulbs with energy-saving ones will reduce electricity consumption in the Ukrainian power grid by 7-10% during peak hours.

The Programme is implemented by the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Digital Transformation, and Ukrposhta, Ukraine’s national post, with the support of the European Union. It is being implemented as one of the tools to support Ukraine’s energy system to withstand the energy crisis and ensure a balance of energy consumption during peak hours. According to experts, replacing old-type bulbs, which many Ukrainian households still use, with energy-saving ones will amount to about 1 GW of savings during peak hours, which will help significantly reduce the electricity shortage in the system.

The new EU-funded Programme is part of the European Union’s support for Ukraine’s energy front. As part of the Program, the European Union plans to provide Ukraine with 30 million LED lamps.


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