City Energy Efficient Transformation Initiative (Belo Horizonte)

User generated Initiative

Tropical savanna

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


  • 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)