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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.

23/06/2016 at 13:34h

Energy generation is unevenly distributed

According to study by the institute of statistics, there is an excessive concentration of energy generation, distribution and logistics in Brazil’s Southeast, South and parts of the Midwest.

06/06/2016 at 16:39h

Brazil: 41% of energy is renewable

The share of this type of power source in the overall energy matrix went from 39.4% in 2014 to 41.2% last year, the Ministry of Mines and Energy reported.

20/04/2016 at 13:04h

Belo Monte begins operations

Commercial operation of the hydroelectric plant started this Wednesday. The power plant is located along the Xingu River, Pará state.