Vélez-Málaga Council is planning to save €74,000 on the current municipal electricity bill and is also putting the municipal electricity up for tender at €800,000, which it is said will result in savings of 20% on the one million euro per year bill. It could also, of course, mean that when the Council inevitably defaults on payments to the concessionaire, the lights go out.
Night lighting on city monuments and in parks is to be reduced. Maria Zambrano park, for example, will only be lit until 23:00 and not, as now, until 01:00. In addition, street lights in winter will be on for a total of three hours less each night.
Lighting in municipal buildings and schools will also be controlled so that lights are not just ‘left on’ at all times. The savings are destined for social projects in the municipality.
The Council has already announced plans to reduce the amount of lighting during the Christmas period.