More Light in Lima to Practice Sports

“Grassroots organisations from different districts send us letters everyday requesting us to light up their concrete pitches. We are very proud of helping them out”

– María del Rosario Arrisueño, Head of Sustainability of Enel Perú.

Sports are generally the favourite activity of little ones. Just as volleyball, football rouses a great passion in children. The lighting of concrete pitches allows them to enjoy a pleasant environment as—when pitches are well-lit—they can practise their favourite moves feeling safe and confident that they will achieve them thanks to their body energy and the energy we provide for them. We want it to be like that.

To light up a concrete pitch is more than just promoting sports. One other benefit is the integration of neighbours living in the surroundings; they become active agents of change through the promotion of cultural activities such as Yoga and Tai chi workshops for the elderly. Electric power inspire them to change their life style and health.

Better lighting, better quality of life

Enel is proud of betting for more sustainable technologies as it is part of its global commitment to fight against climate change The concrete pitch number 106 from the 107 well-lit concrete pitches has the characteristic of generating zero pollution. It is the first concrete pitch with LED lighting nationwide. Its lightbulbs last seven years unlike the traditional ones, which last from three to four years. They do not take too much time to turn on and do not produce heat or contaminating gases.

“Well-lit concrete pitches create a new ecosystem where people go to practise sports. But that is not all. Thanks to Peruvian’s creativity, new businesses were also created in the surroundings.”

All well-lit concrete pitches are job opportunities that lead to economic benefits. Given that a greater number of people gather now on them thanks to the powerful lighting, some people are thinking of different options to start a business in order to progress.

At Enel we want to support the development of communities. Lighting concrete pitches is one of our initiatives to improve the environment we live in. And we will achieve more.