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Development of the Concession Area

Development of the Concession Area

Light Institute

The purpose of the Light Institute for Urban and Social Development is to contribute to improve economic and social conditions within Light's operating area.

Light Cultural Center

One of the most expressive reflections of the care with which Light treats the past and contributes to the future of Rio de Janeiro is the Light Cultural Center (CCL), built in the historical building that serves as the company's headquarters in downtown Rio. The importance of this building to Rio de Janeiro's legacy led the federal government to declare it s facade a national heritage in 1985. Among the several uses it had since it was built, in 1911, one of the most curious was being a streetcar garage where the CCL started to operate as of 1994.

Keeper of a rich heritage about the company, the city and the State, the CCL not only supports the arts, but also promotes educational meetings. 

The CCL is currently known as a reference center; it is the only center in the state of Rio de Janeiro that provides information and experiments on the history of electricity in playful environment.

Light Recycle

The Light Recycle Project consists in exchanging recyclable trash - solid residues such as paper, aluminum, glass, plastic and kitchen oil - for financial credits in the electrical bill. Collected recyclable materials are destined to the recycling industry.

The project establishes a new social paradigm, promoting an electrical bill payment alternative for the low-income population, with average gains of R$ 22.00 for each client participating in the project, as well as a new solution to handle residues generated by these communities, considering that it is based on saving the energy obtained by reprocessing such residues, and not on the basic production of raw materials. Energy efficiency is a result of less intense use of power throughout the production chain and processing residues into reusable raw materials.

For each type of material recycled, power savings is calculated by multiplying the total weight of the collected material by the amount of energy saved per weight unit, due to its reprocessing and not collecting/processing raw materials directly from the environment.

For example, for every ton of metal, such as aluminum cans, removed from the environment, a total of 5,000 kWh of power is saved, which is enough to supply an average of 50 low-income residential clients.

Environmental and archaeological park

Residents of São João Marcos, in the city of Rio Claro, Vale do Paraíba, are provided with an excellent culture and entertainment feature: the São João Marcos Environmental and Archaeological Park. The company invested R$ 4 million in the construction of the park.

The Environmental and Archaeological Park features: Educational Programs, cultural events, spontaneous visits, environmental and cultural initiatives.

Efficient Community Project

Implemented in 2003, the Efficient Community Project (CE) develops integrated actions that encompass renovating electrical stations, replacing ineffective equipment for more efficient equivalents, such as light bulbs and refrigerators, and that assist in educating consumers from several different low-income communities in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Through the CE, low-income families learn how to rationally and efficiently consumer electrical power in their homes.

Educational actions directed towards disseminating energy efficiency concepts and raising residents' awareness on the subject were performed through home visits, service stations and events.

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