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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.

29/03/2016 at 17:36h

Eletrobras to invest USD 2.72 bn

The company will invest BRL 50 billion (USD 13.61) in five years in the Brazilian power sector and a fifth of this amount will be used this year already.

26/10/2015 at 19:46h

Energy: pool of banks to finance auction

The CEO of Banco do Brasil said that alongside other banking institutions, the bank will finance bids by hydroelectric plants. The bidding is slated to begin in early November.

20/10/2015 at 18:23h

Energy auction attracts 47,600 megawatts

The auction is taking place in February of next year and concerns contracts with delivery due in 2021. Overall, 1,055 power generation projects have been registered.

16/09/2015 at 19:54h

Energy: investments of US$ 1.4 trillion

Expansion plan of the energy sector forecasts an increase of 55% in power generation in Brazil until 2024.

09/09/2015 at 18:06h

BNDES disburses US$ 280 mn for wind power

The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES, in the Portuguese acronym) is providing financing for wind farm projects in the states of Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte and Rio Grande do Sul, with 480 MW of capacity.

01/09/2015 at 18:36h

Energy consumption declined in July

Use of energy dropped 2.9% in Brazil over the same month of 2014, according to survey by Energy Research Company. The first seven months of the year showed less of a decline.

11/08/2015 at 13:06h

Gov’t announces investments of US$ 52.9 billion in energy

Program estimates funding of US$ 33 billion in generation and US$ 19.9 billion in power transmission.

17/07/2015 at 17:02h

Chinese company wins energy auction

China’s State Grid Brazil Holding S/A made the winning bid at the energy auction held by the National Electric Energy Agency at the BM&F Bovespa exchange. The holding will supply 2,550 km of power lines.

15/06/2015 at 18:31h

Brazil may import more electricity

Purchases from neighboring countries could be expanded, according to the executive secretary of the Ministry of Mines and Energy. The level of the hydroelectric plants’ reservoirs declined.

30/01/2015 at 18:18h

Power consumption grew less in 2014

The 2.2% increment from 2013 was the lowest since 2009. Electricity usage by industry decreased, weighing down on overall performance.

15/01/2015 at 16:23h

Development Bank: US$ 2.7 bn for wind power

Financing to the sector from the Brazilian state-owned institution was up 83% in 2014 from 2013.