Petrobras and Total sign MoU.

Petrobras and Total sign MoU.

Oil and gas giants Petrobras and Total have extended their partnership with a new MoU to investigate wind and solar opportunities in Brazil. total is represented by its green arm Total Eren SA. The MoU will focus on the analysis of joint business opportunities in the solar and onshore wind sectors in the country. According to […]

Enel starts operation of Brazilian wind farm.

Enel starts operation of Brazilian wind farm.

Enel, through its Brazilian renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações (“EGPB”), has begun operation of its Delfina wind farm, which has a total installed capacity of 180 MW. The facility is located in the municipality of Campo Formoso, in Brazil’s north-eastern state of Bahia. “The entry into service of Delfina, which is Enel’s largest […]

Brazil cancels 25 wind, solar power projects at request of firms.

Brazil cancels 25 wind, solar power projects at request of firms.

Brazil’s government on Monday cancelled the construction of 25 wind farms and solar parks in the country after companies behind the projects requested to return construction licenses. Following an eight-hour tender, Brazil’s government cancelled PPAs with a capacity of 557.4MW in wind and solar power, equivalent to 13% of the non-performing projects eligible for cancellation, power trading […]

China Three Gorges and EDP commission third generating unit at Cachoeira Caldeirao.

China Three Gorges and EDP commission third generating unit at Cachoeira Caldeirao.

The Brazilian Cachoeira Caldeirao hydropower project, which is 50-50 based between China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG) and Energias de Portugal (EDP), has come: the third generating unit went into commercial operation. By then, all the generating units of the project had been put into operation, and the project had shifted from the construction phase to […]

Brazil eyes extra 10 bln reais from hydroelectric auctions.

Brazil eyes extra 10 bln reais from hydroelectric auctions.

The Brazilian government expects to collect an extra 10 billion reais in 2017 with the auction of several hydroelectric power plants in the south of the country, three senior government officials familiar with plan told Reuters on Monday. The concession of the hydroelectric plants, all owned by Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais, or Cemig, could […]

Norte Energia ordered to pay R$15 million for moral damages.

Norte Energia ordered to pay R$15 million for moral damages.

Less than two months after starting partial operations, the operator of Belo Monte Hydroelectric, Norte Energia, has been ordered to pay R$15 million for moral damages caused to the population who lives in the surrounding regions. Norte Energy, which operates Belo Monte, the world’s fourth largest hydroelectric plant located deep in the heart Brazil’s Amazon […]

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