Intervention areas

Energy is a decisive sector in the economic and social development of society.



In the context of climate change, and taking into account the goals of the Paris Agreement, it is essential to invest in the decarbonisation of the economy and in the energy transition of cities towards cleaner and more efficient energy sources.

Municipalities, as managing bodies of a considerable number of buildings and equipment, have a fundamental role in promoting energy sustainability. In this context, effective energy planning will allow us to optimize the provision of services and improve the quality of life of citizens, either by reducing energy consumption costs or by reducing the emission of greenhouse gases (GHG).


actions / initiatives

The Municipality of Loulé has been implementing measures for the rational use of energy over the last few years, namely through the installation of various equipment, with a view to reducing electricity consumption, as well as GHG emissions into the atmosphere, without prejudice to the quality of the services provided by the intervened installations, as well as initiatives promoting energy efficiency and the use of alternative energies.

Municipal Swimming Pools in Quarteira

Municipal Swimming Pools in Quarteira

Avenida do Atlântico

Avenida do Atlântico

Passeio das Dunas

Passeio das Dunas

Loulé Municipal Pavilion

Loulé Municipal Pavilion

Traffic Lights with LED technology

Traffic Lights with LED technology

Avenida Papa Francisco

Avenida Papa Francisco

Avenida Papa Francisco - Iluminação LED

Avenida Papa Francisco - Iluminação LED

interventions and measures - 2018/2019

  • The Municipality of Loulé has been gradually replacing public lighting with more efficient LED luminaires.
  • The Municipality of Loulé was one of the Algarve municipalities that signed a Memorandum of Understanding promoted by AREAL, within the scope of the European project “StoRES: Promotion of higher penetration of Distributed PV through storage for all”, financed by the Interreg MED Programme, and which aims to involve local authorities for the creation of a regional cooperation network for the self-consumption of renewable energy and energy communities, with a view to fostering the increased implementation of photovoltaic energy solutions and energy storage in the Algarve region.

  • Installation of photovoltaic power plants in the head office building of Inframoura, EM and in the Municipal Market of Loulé with an installed capacity of, respectively, 25 kW and 60 kW, substantially reducing energy consumption, energy bill and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Inframoura, in partnership with the Municipality of Loulé and EDP, is replacing 350 conventional luminaires with luminaires with LED technology. This investment represents an energy saving of more than 70% per light point.

interventions and measures - 2016/2017


how to contribute

Energy is currently one of the biggest problems in Europe. Spare it!


Buy electrical equipment taking into account its energy efficiency. Prefer class A, A+ or A++ equipment.


Turn off lights whenever a room is empty.


Replace incandescent light bulbs with energy saving or LED.


Turn off electronic devices.


Unplug the mobile phone charger from the socket when your device is charged.


Cook with covered pots to avoid unnecessary heat loss.


Defrost food in advance, thus avoiding using the microwave.


Prefer economical programs for dishwashers and washing machines.



Reduce the refrigerator opening time.


Choose the bi-hourly rate, a period when electricity is cheaper, especially at night.

Invest in renewable energies, biofuels and more energy-efficient vehicles with less polluting engines (hybrid, electric, etc.)