Public Lighting

An instrument of Citizenship

Lighting plays a primordial role in our lives, whether it is for lighting service or residential buildings, industrial lighting, signaling lighting, or public lighting.

The Role of E-REDES
E-REDES is the concessionaire for the distribution of low-voltage electricity in the 278 municipalities of mainland Portugal, on an exclusive basis, and is committed to increasing the energy efficiency of public lighting and the consequent reduction in consumption. The implementation, maintenance and management of the IP networks is the responsibility of the municipalities, but under the terms of the concession contracts for the low voltage (LV) electricity distribution networks, the municipalities have delegated this responsibility to the concessionaire - E-REDES.
Investing in LED Technology

Since the start of the LED campaigns in 2016, we have installed more than 1.8M LED luminaires, with very significant economic and environmental benefits for the municipalities:

  • Reduced consumption of 384,000 MWh of electricity.
  • Savings of 40.4 million euros on municipal bills.
  • Reduction of 110,000 tons of CO₂ emissions. By 2024, the investment plan estimates the installation of approximately 190,000 LED luminaires, which will contribute to the goal of reducing carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions into the atmosphere by 172 ktCO2eq by 2025.

Public Lighting Numbers

110 ktCO2 eq
CO2 Emissions Avoided (Until 2023)
616 GWh
Energy saved (with the installation of led fixtures, 2015-2023)
LED lights installed (Untill 2023)