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

The investment in environmental promotion activities in 2021 was about 35.7 million euros (+26% compared to 2020), reflected with greater expressiveness in Energy Efficiency. LED lighting allows a reduction of between 50% and 75% of the consumption of sodium vapor luminaires, depending on the project conditions and the use or not of light flux management systems. Our goal is to continue this path and provide more and more Energy Efficiency services focused on reducing consumption in Public Lighting in municipalities, promoting the benefits of reducing electricity consumption and CO₂ emissions. Since the start of LED campaigns in 2016, we have installed over 896,000 LED luminaires, with very relevant economic and environmental benefits:

  • Reduced consumption of 384,000 MWh of electricity.

  • Savings of 40.4 million euros in the municipalities' bills.

  • Reduction of 67,000 tons of CO₂ emissions. For 2022 the investment plan estimates the installation of 225,000 LED luminaires that will contribute to the goal of reducing 172 ktCO2eq of carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions into the atmosphere by 2025.

Public Lighting Numbers

65 ktCO2eq
CO2 Emissions Avoided
Energy saved (with the installation of led fixtures since 2015)
896 000
LED lights installed