While Kyiv’s allies pledged more than one billion dollars in aid on Tuesday, they also promised energy-efficient LED bulbs to ease power shortfalls and help Ukraine get through the freezing winter months while Russia pounds the country’s infrastructure. This was done in conjunction with the announcement that the allies made.
They made the commitment at a worldwide forum that was held by France to consider what might be supplied between now and March in order to preserve water, food, energy, health, and transportation over Ukraine’s normally cold winter.
After President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine said that 50 million light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs would greatly reduce the power shortage in the nation, the European Commission announced that it will send up to 30 million of these light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs.
Traditional light bulbs have an average energy consumption that is 75% lower than that of LED bulbs, and LED bulbs may live up to 10 times longer.
At the meeting, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, expressed her hope that more partners will follow in their footsteps.
She went on to say that the energy savings that would result from installing LED light bulbs in all of Ukraine’s 50 million households would equal to one gigawatt of electricity, which is the same as the yearly output of a nuclear power plant.
Since October, Russia has been bombarding Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, resulting in the destruction or damage of around half of it.
Yulia Svyridenko, the Minister of the Economy of Ukraine, recently announced that a free programme that allows people to switch LED bulbs would be launched shortly. This will eventually contribute to a reduction in power usage of 7–10% at peak hours.
Svyridenko said in a statement that “on the one hand,” there is an increase in both the production and distribution of energy.