Towards a climate neutral EU:
efficient allocation of EU funds

Reconstruction of public lighting

Organisation: Centre for Transport and Energy Website: Added: July 27, 2022
Project start date: April 27, 2022
Project end date: June 30, 2023


This initiative delivers subsidies for reconstruction and innovation of urban lighting systems of municipalities to achieve electricity savings. The subsidy covers reconstruction of the public lighting system, including the addition of lighting points to meet the lighting standard requirements. Grants cannot be used to construct a new public lighting system. The amount of subsidy is CZK 30 per kWh of electricity saved per year. The maximum amount of subsidy per identification number and year is: (a) CZK 1.5 million to CZK 4 million for municipalities up to 10,000 inhabitants, or b) CZK 10 million for municipalities of more than 10,000 inhabitants.

Financial data

Total planned allocation of this investment is: EUR 70.2 mln (CZK 1.7 bln). Funding comes from the Recovery & Resilience Facility.


Nowadays, enormous electric energy is consumed by street lighting. The potential for energy savings is therefore significant, with a further possibility to reduce operational costs and improve the quality of public lighting. This program is heading in the right direction. Great emphasis must be placed on ex-post evaluation, whether the implementation of this measure complied with the most stringent standards and met strict criteria in terms of energy savings. In case of a positive assessment, it is worth increasing the support for this measure.

Information sources

Ministry website

Other info

European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.