Tag: renewable energy in brazil

Brazil Expands Network: EPE recommends huge outlay for regional interconnections

Brazil’s Ministério de Minas e Energia or Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), under Plano Decenal de Expansão de Energia (PDE) 2030 or Ten-Year Energy Expansion Plan (2030), has highlighted the upcoming generation projects in the northeast region and has suggested expanding the export capacity of the north/northeast to help eliminate electrical restrictions and ensure the full disposal of surplus generation in the long-term. To this end, the plan is to interlink the north/northeast and southeast/centre-west regions.

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Non-Hydro Renewables Set to Outperform In Brazil’s Power Sector

Brazil’s non-hydro renewables sector remains in a prime position for significant wind and solar power growth from projects being developed through private power purchase agreement (PPA) deals as well as through power auctions. For example, in August 2021, Brazilian meatpacker BRF signed a 15-year PPA for the development of a 160MW wind power farm with developer AES Brasil Energia. Additionally, the Brazilian government awarded 873MW in non-hydropower renewables capacity through the country’s A-3 and A-4 power auctions that concluded in July 2021.

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