City Energy Efficient Transformation Initiative (Belo Horizonte)

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Completed in 2015
Key Stakeholders
Public and private sector
This initiative consisted of a pre-feasibility study on public lighting which confirmed that the city could reduce the energy consumption up to 60% by implementing LED lighting programs. The initiative resulted in policy and financial suggestion to the municipality. The municipality asked the World Bank, which financed the study, assistance for developing a PPP. 
Significant Outcomes
Identification of public lighting as a priority in terms of reducing electricity consumption and costs
PPP for LED street lights (178,000) in 2017-2020 development plan (investment of 100mln USD)
Electricity cost reduced
Higher safety
Businesses open for longer hours
Esthetical improvement of the city
Synergies with other policies
Climate Management System (CLIMAS) – tool for the transition to a low-carbon economy
Municipal Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Plan (PREGEE) – GHG management plan for Urban Mobility, Energy in Buildings and Waste Treatment
Political alignmnet
NDC target – GHG emissions 37% below its 2005 level in 2025
PROCEL Public Lighting –  funding for street/public lighting
National Policy on Energy Efficiency – Buildings, Industry, Transport
Ten-year energy expansion plans (PDEE) – mostly concerned on renewables
Replicability – 1mln USD from ESMAP to study the replication of these policies and mechanisms in other cities in Brazil
Similar program implemented in Rio de Janeiro (Low Carbon City Development Program)

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Sector: Lighting

Country / Region: Brazil, Latin America and the Caribbean

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Knowledge Object: User generated Initiative

Published by: Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency