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27/09/2017 at 12:34h

Gov’t auctions hydroelectric plants for USD 3.8 billion

Four facilities operated by the Minas Gerais state utility have been auctioned this Wednesday in the São Paulo Stock Exchange. The funds will cover part of Brazil’s fiscal deficit.

08/09/2017 at 13:46h

Itaipu increases productivity

The power plant ended August with 100% productivity and generation of 7.23 million megawatts per hour. 2017 can be among the five best years of the Itaipu power plant since it was opened.

11/08/2017 at 16:58h

Eletrobras has profit of USD 97.55 million

In this year’s Q2, the company earnings were lower than the same period of 2016. An extraordinary pension plan created for the employees impacted the results.

24/05/2017 at 16:45h

Oman launches solar power program

The Gulf country kicked off its Sahim project this Wednesday. The goal is to promote the use of clean energies. Presently, 96% of all electricity in the country is gas-based.

17/05/2017 at 13:45h

Government plans to auction hydroelectric plants

The Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy is planning on auctioning in September four plants whose concessions expired and which have been returned to federal government control.

24/04/2017 at 16:32h

Power auction: 31 lots purchased

The Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency held an auction that resulted in concessions to construction, operation and maintenance of electricity transmission lines and substations in 20 states.

03/03/2017 at 15:00h

Energy consumption up 2.8% in January

Consumption went up in all four major sectors surveyed and in all five regions of Brazil. The biggest increase was in industry.

14/02/2017 at 17:37h

Brazil: 5th in wind power growth

Capacity for energy generation from wind sources in the country increased by over 2,000 MW last year according to an international survey.

29/12/2016 at 17:00h

Algeria to float clean energy generation tender

Bids will be accepted in 2017 for the production of 4,000 megawatts total. Local sourcing of some of the equipment will be a requirement.

16/12/2016 at 13:45h

Itaipu Dam breaks its own record

This Friday (16) saw the hydroelectric plant reach 98.63 million MWh. It is now close to matching the world record, which belongs to China’s Three Gorges Dam.

22/09/2016 at 18:11h

Electronics exports climbed 1.3%

Brazilian companies of the sector increased their foreign sales in August, especially of computer products, telecommunications and industrial automation. Year-to-date, sales are still on the decline.

22/07/2016 at 16:31h

Renewable energy usage up in Brazil

Utilization increased by 77% for wind power and 18.6% for ethanol in 2015. Gasoline consumption saw a 9.5% decline.