The Society for the Development of the Province of Burgos (SODEBUR) works to promote social and economic development in the rural areas of this Spanish province. SODEBUR is a public company with 100% funding from the Provincial Government.
The organization is structured in four main areas: Investments and Industrial Engineering, Economic and Social Promotion, Institutional Cooperation and Image and Tourism.
In the period of 2015-2020, during the year 2015 SODEBUR developed the new strategic plan for the province. The plan contains different actions to be implemented from 2015 to 2020 in order to improve the quality of life of its citizens. There are 25 projects divided into five main axes: image and tourism, economic environment, connectivity, human capital and quality of life.
One of these projects promotes the development of a sustainable territory and the reduction of energy consumption. Within this programme, SODEBUR developed an ambitious project called “Integral Renovation of Provincial Street lighting Project” (PRIAP).
PRIAP changed the street lighting into a LED system in 179 municipalities in the Burgos province, reaching 592 small villages.
PRIAP had a duration of 48 months, ending in October 2019 with a budget of 14.120.776,86 € (50% by the provincial corporation, and 50% by municipalities).
The project consisted of three phases:
The main goals reached were: