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Alicante and Vigo, the first to foot the bill for Christmas lights this 2022


The Christmas lights It will light up This Friday in Alicante and Saturday in VigoAnd Christmas electricity bills will be launched for the upcoming holidays, during which Spain’s streets will be lit up, yes, but most cities are focused on saving electricity.

Faced with high electricity prices, but, above all, wanting to set an example to the public, most municipalities consulted by EFE, regardless of their political color, will find a balance between cutting their costs and not sacrificing. Claim means light the road.

in Rate reduction stand out Barcelona and Seville, in which it will be about 30%, as in Alicante itself. The city’s city council announced last Monday that their city will be the first to flip the Christmas lighting switch this year. Vigo will be next. In the case of Madrid and Barcelona, ​​the date is November 24.

Madrid has adopted no austerity measures: Lighting will be maintained as last year. Its mayor, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, has specified that the cost of each hour of light is 180 euros, which is a “completely affordable” price.

Light saving

Vigo’s mayor’s office, which has increased the number of lights over the years, has opted to install the same lights as last year. In addition, the time they stay in the Galician municipality will be reduced. Along these lines, Barcelona will keep its Christmas lights on from the aforementioned 24 November to 5 January, but for 217 hours, 42 less than last Christmas, thus reducing electricity consumption by 31%.

For its part, Seville will shorten the days of light and has decided to start lighting ten days later to start on December 5. Furthermore, it will adopt LED technology to achieve 30% savings compared to Christmas 2021. Despite Christmas recommendations – on November 25 – Huelva and Almeria will be the first Andalusian capitals to turn on their Christmas lights. Junta de Andalusia To reduce light pollution and optimize energy use, cities are always looking for a more attractive environment for commerce and tourism.

A day later – on November 26 – Málaga will do it, the day hoteliers and traders demanded, but two hours less per day than last year as a “gesture” to raise awareness; Cadiz will do on December 2. In Bilbao, the Christmas lights will be switched on on November 30; In Valencia, on December 2.

Thus, Bilbao This will delay the Christmas lights switch on by a week. San Sebastian and Vitoria They will reduce lighting hours with the difference that the first will delay the opening date from 2021 and the second will bring it forward at the request of the commercial sector. The Valencia City Council For the moment, it will not adopt any additional energy saving measures as it has been reducing bills over the past seven years with a multi-year contract through which it has reduced energy consumption by more than a third.

The Palms of Gran Canarialike Santa Cruz of Tenerife, is working with industry professionals to design energy saving measures to be implemented this Christmas. Cities that will not see any significant changes Zaragoza, which will only improve one specific element this year. Either way Valladolidwhose mayor, Óscar Puente (PSOE), has pointed out the need to support “local commerce”.

Burgos Installing more lights will increase its electricity cost by 1,240 euros and Soria Agreed with traders to reduce daylight hours. Pamplona believes it is important to keep the Christmas decorations on the same day and at the same time because the increase in the bill is not significant in terms of the impact on commerce, hotels and services in general.

Logrono Since they have a multi-year contract for these lights, the lights will be the same as last year. The constituents of Extremadura’s main cities have approached this issue differently: Caceres and Merida The shutdown will proceed badajoz Everything will be the same as last year. Murcia Last year’s deal remains in place, and the lights will turn on in Toledo on Nov. 26, which means some savings.

Source: lainformacion.com

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