The Conference Edition of the World Bank Group's report "Lighting Brazilian Cities: Business Models for Energy Efficient Public Street Lighting" was launched at the Forum on June 1. The Final Version of the report, incorporating feedback received during the Forum, will be widely disseminated through various channels, including by e-mail to all the event participants.
The Brazilian market for public lighting (PL) is experiencing a transformation. Technological developments - especially vis-à-vis LED technology, offering 50% to 70% in energy savings – offer cities the opportunity to increase in the quality of services offered to citizens while, at the same time, reducing public expenditures. Moreover, the process of modernization of PL assets with LEDs allows cities to establish a platform for smart cities. It is also important to note that investments in energy efficiency in this sector can help Brazil to achieve its targets for climate change mitigation, since the use of energy for PL accounts for approximately 4 percent of Brazil’s total electricity consumption.
The potential impact of this technological transformation has been enhanced by recent changes in the regulatory context in Brazil that require all Brazilian cities take ownership over their cities’ PL assets. While this change aligns cities’ incentives to invest in energy efficiency in PL, it also creates challenges, as many Brazilian cities do not have financial resources to cover the relatively high upfront cost of LEDs, and some cities do not have the technical capacity or manpower to implement the project. Therefore, it is necessary to identify viable business models for a wide spectrum of Brazilian cities so that the maximum number of municipalities can enjoy the benefits of modernization with LEDs.
Since 2013, the World Bank has been working with municipalities to help them to identify investment options in the area of energy efficiency in PL. This engagement has entailed several activities, including: pre feasibility studies for specific cities, a survey of more than 300 municipalities to characterize the IP sector in the country, review of PPP tender documents, among others. The goal of the World Bank’s engagement is to increase the rate and scope of investments in this sector, so as to promote the efficient use of energy in Brazil.
Building on this work, and in collaboration with local partners, the World Bank will publish a report in June 2016 that presents an overview of the Brazilian PL sector as well as an array of business models for the wide variety of Brazilian municipalities, including innovative financial structures and recommendations for new public policies. The World Bank will launch the report during a participatory workshop on June 1, 2016.
The seminar will focus mainly on (I) the market for PL modernization in Brazil, (II) business models to facilitate investment, and (III) tools to help municipalities understand the costs and savings of modernization with LED.
Brazilian and international municipalities, financial institutions (domestic private banks, national pubic banks, sub-national development banks, development finance institutions, among others), regulators, manufacturers, consulting firms, ESCOs, municipal associations, civil society and other key actors.
The event will take the format of a seminar with presentations of content and discussions among the participants. We anticipate between 150-250 attendees
Hotel Melia Paulista – Paulista Avenue, 2181 – Consolação, São Paulo - SP, 01311-300.
June 1, 2016.
Share lessons learned from LED modernization projects through the experiences of Brazilian and international city leaders.
Moderation and conclusions:
Moderation and conclusions:
download Marcel Siqueira da Costa, Manager of Energy Efficiency Division in the Public Sector, Eletrobrás
download Carlos Venicius Frees, Project Leader for Network and Smart Cities - ABDI
download Nelson Fonseca Leite, President at Brazilian Association of Electricity Distributors (ABRADEE)