March 5th is the World Energy Efficiency Day, a global incentive day for raising awareness of actions aimed at the best use of electric energy and natural resources. The date is celebrated by Neoenergia a company controlled by Spanish company Iberdrola - world leader in renewable energy and incentive to new energy matrixes, through Energy Efficiency projects developed inside provider companies and regulated by the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL). In
2019, projects carried out by Coelba (BA), Celpe (PE), Cosern (RN) and Elektro
(SP|MS) benefited thousands of families, also helping in preserving the
Through the Vale Luz project, over 990 tonnes of solid residue and plant oil were correctly allocated, avoiding incorrect disposal in the environment. In addition, households, condominiums and companies that are part of the project were able to obtain discounts in Coelba, Celpe and Cosern power bills. Around 12 thousand clients received the benefits of the initiative, that protects the environment and grants discounts on power bills.
The Energia Com Cidadania project (Energy with Citizenship) promotes dissemination of Energy Efficiency concepts in communities, also carrying out exchange of inefficient lamps for LED lamps, which are more economic and sustainable. Over 95 thousand clients were benefited by the action at Coelba, Celpe, Cosern and Elektro only in 2019, with over 420 thousand lamps replaced. Overall, clients were serviced in more than 120 Brazilian municipalities.
The initiative also carried out replacement of inefficient lamps for LED lamps in over one thousand institutions such as schools, daycare facilities, hospitals and emergency rooms, allowing for energy saving and better usage of public resources.
In addition, Neoenergia's Energy Efficiency initiatives are also developed with a focus on education, also affecting schools throughout the country. Projects Energia que Transforma (Transforming Energy), Aulas de Energia (Energy Classes) and Educação com Energia (Education with Energy) help raise awareness by creating multiplying agents. Almost six thousand teachers and 112 thousand students were qualified overall.