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.
Our group is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. Together with our 170,000 employees, our customers, partners and stakeholders, we are committed to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendly solutions. Inspired by our purpose (“raison d’être”), we reconcile economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, building on our key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to our customers.
ENGIE is the largest private-sector power producer in Brazil, operating in generation, commercialization and transmission of electric power, gas transport and energy solutions. With an installed capacity of 10,791 MW from 72 power plants, which stands for about 6% of the country’s capacity, the Company has nearly 90% of its installed capacity in the country from renewable sources and with low GHG emissions, such as hydro, solar and biomass power plants, and windfarms.
With the acquisition of TAG, ENGIE now also owns the largest natural gas transportation network in the country, at 4,500 km and transecting 10 states and 191 cities.
The Group is also among the largest distributed photovoltaic generation companies and has a complete portfolio of integrated solutions focused on reducing costs and improving the infrastructure for companies and cities, such as energy efficiency, public lighting, energy monitoring and management. With 3,000 employees, ENGIE’s turnover in Brazil in 2020 was R$ 13.3 billion.
Turnover in 2020: 55.8 billion Euros. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main financial indices (CAC 40, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe) and non-financial indices (DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo Eiris – World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120, France 20, CAC 40 Governance).
ENGIE in Brazil
ENGIE is the largest private power producer in the country, operating an installed capacity of 9,178.8 MW in 31 power plants throughout Brazil and accounting for about 6% of the country’s capacity. The Group has 90% of its installed capacity in the country coming from clean, renewable sources and with low emissions of greenhouse gases, a status that has been reinforced by the construction of new wind farms in the Northeast and by one of the largest hydropower plants in Brazil, Jirau (3,750 MW). Located on the Madeira River, ENGIE holds a 40% stake in the operation.
The Group is also present in the solar distributed generation market and offers services related to power, engineering and integration of systems, working on the development of telecommunication and security systems, public lighting and urban mobility for smart cities, infrastructures and the oil & gas industry. With 2,100 employees, in 2017, ENGIE reported a turnover of R$ 7 billion in Brazil.