EIC to open an application round for street lighting restoration projects

24. July 2018 | 15:44

On Friday, 27 July, the Environmental Investment Centre (EIC) will begin accepting applications for the second application round for the renovation of street lighting infrastructure. Financial support will be allocated from the European Union Cohesion Fund.

The goal of granting support is to fix-up obsolete street lighting infrastructure, as a result of which the amount of energy used will be reduced due to the use of modern lighting and control technology. Applicants can be a local government unit or business which is 100% owned by one or several local governments.

‘Financing for the renovation of between 80 and 1500 street lighting points, per local government unit, is possible during the application round,’ said EIC Project Coordinator Tiiu Noormaa, while introducing the terms and conditions of the application round. The maximum amount of support per project is EUR 3,000,000, the minimum share of support among eligible costs is 35% and the maximum share is 80%.

Applications can be submitted until 27 July 2018 via the E-structural support environment. The deadline for the application round is 28 September 2018.

An information day will be held in support of applicants on 6 September at 11.00, in Tallinn, where advance registration, which can be done here, is a requirement for participation. Information on the terms and conditions for applying can be found on the EIC homepage.

During the first application round, 22 street lighting reconstruction projects received a total of EUR 10 million in support. The volume of the second application round for the reconstruction of street lighting is EUR 20 million.

Support is granted for implementing the objectives of ‘Street Lighting Infrastructure Renovation’ within the ‘Saving Energy and Increasing the Share of Renewable Energy’ activity that is a priority direction for ‘The Operational Programme (OP) for Cohesion Policy Funds 2014-2020’. The measure was developed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications.