Neoenergia distributors invest more than R$124 million in energy efficiency in 2022


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In the last four years, the company's contributions to EE shares have grown by 188%

Neoenergia invested more than R$124 million in 2022 to promote the efficient use of electricity in the concession areas of the five distributorsNeoenergia Coelba (BA), Neoenergia Pernambuco (PE), Neoenergia Cosern (RN), Neoenergia Elektro (SP and MS) and Neoenergia Brasília (DF). The amount represents an increase of 28.12%, when compared to the total invested in the previous year (R$ 96.7 million), and 188% in the last four years. The resources were allocated through the Energy Efficiency Program regulated by the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL).

" We prioritize projects that impact government, populations of popular communities and non-profit institutions. In addition, we seek initiatives that can contribute to the preservation and decarbonization of the environment by reducing the consumption of electricity of various consumers. We have had an important leap in recent years and we want to continue investing in these actions that are so relevant to the energy transition," says Ana Mascarenhas, Superintendent of Energy Efficiency at Neoenergia.

In total, Neoenergia exchanged more than 700,000 led lamps for low-income residential customers and more than 143,000 in institutions serving the distributors' regions, in addition to installing four solar photovoltaic systems of 242.78 kWp, in organization in Bahia. The concessionaire also replaced 5,770 old refrigerators, most of them for families affected by the rains in the Northeast; others were given to consumers in an isolated community with microgrid generation in Remanso (BA) and to people assisted by the homecare program.

More than 1,149 public and care buildings, such as schools and health units, received actions to efficiency the company. The institutions had more than 286,000 lamps replaced and received the installation of 35 photovoltaic solar systems, totaling 2.6 MWp. More than 24,000 public lighting points also received LED equipment in 45 municipalities in neoenergia concession areas.   

Seeking to expand consumer access to solar energy, the company granted a 50% discount on the installation of photovoltaic solar systems in 437 homes in the areas of operation of Neoenergia Coelba, Neoenergia Pernambuco, Neoenergia Cosern and Neoenergia Elektro, reaching 1.6 MWp. Compesa Salgueiro (PE), SAAE Pirassununga (SP), with the replacement of 4 engines.

Neoenergia recycled more than 1,600 tons of waste through Vale Luz, a project that offers discounts on energy bills from the exchange of recyclable waste, such as paper, glass, plastic and electronic products. In 2022, the company discounted more than R$ 785,000 in invoices from more than 37,000 consumers from the three distributors in the Northeast and installed more than 115,000 customers' lamps per LED in the region.

To guide conscious consumption, the company is installing energy meters that collect and make data available on a platform for consumers to track their spending in real time. In March, the company partnered with Smartiks and began the approval process with Anatel for the manufacture and supply of the equipment. The delivery of the first batch took place in November, with 100 units of technology. The facilities will start this year, with the opening of registrations through the distributor's website for 1,000 consumers.

The company also believes that the change of habits occurs through awareness, driven by educational projects in public schools and distance training. Last year, more than 15,000 teachers and 484,000 students were trained on the efficient use of electricity in the concession areas of distributors.

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