On Monday, November 11, ENGIE was declared the winner of the Private-Public Partnership auction for Street Lighting in the municipality of Uberlândia. This is a 20-year agreement and covers the administrative concession for the modernization, enhanced efficiency, expansion, operation and maintenance of the public lighting network in the municipality. The partnership provides for the retrofitting of more than 87 street lighting units with LED technology, generating energy savings of at least 49.39%.
“This achievement underscores the position of ENGIE in promoting the development of smarter, more humanized, efficient and sustainable cities and is aligned to the Group’s global strategy of being a leader in the energy transition towards a low-carbon economy”, said Leonardo Serpa, managing director of ENGIE Brasil’s Soluções.
The PPP also represents the expansion of the Group in Brazil’s public lighting area and underscores its leading global position in the sector in which ENGIE operates currently more than 1.5 million illumination points.
PPP incorporates several responsibilities as the contractor, for example, the remote control of lighting along the city’s main streets (telemanagement), flood lighting of 12 historical sites, expansion of the number of lamp posts, annual expansion of approximately 550 public lighting units in access locations (such as sidewalk ramps), among others.
Uberlândia is the second largest municipality in the state of Minas Gerais in population and has represented a strategic region now for ENGIE since 2017, when the Group took over the operation of the Jaguara and Miranda hydro plants. Uberlandia is today ranked among the 60 most intelligent cities in Brazil according to the Connected Smart Cities 2019 ranking, particularly in the areas of technology and innovation, the environment, mobility and accessibility.
“The modernization of public lighting infrastructure complement’s the municipality’s initiatives in this context as well as contributing to public safety, quality of life and reduction in carbon emissions together with the level of energy efficiency achieved”, comments Serpa.