Decarbonization Solutions - ENGIE Brasil

Decarbonization and sustainable development

ENGIE is committed to both the mitigation and adaptation to climate change and also sustainable development. The company actively develops low carbon initiatives aligned with the Group’s strategic corporate pillars of Decarbonization, Decentralization and Digitization as well as the United Nations inspired Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

ENGIE offers solutions for decarbonization of its customers and future generations including: carbon credits, renewable energy agreements (ENGIE-REC) and renewable energy certificates (I-REC).

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How can these solutions help my company?

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Benefits

ENGIE’s initiatives provide immediate benefits to customers such as:

Sustainability as a value added;

Neutralization, offsetting and reduction of carbon emissions;

Substantiation of energy consumption from an exclusive renewable sources;

Enhancement of image and creation of value;

Contribution to socio-environmental actions, initiatives and programs;

Sound and reliable partnership with the largest independent energy generator in the country.

Our solutions

ENGIE’s low carbon initiatives

Carbon Credits

Certified reductions of greenhouse gas emissions from ENGIE’s projects’ portfolio registered with the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

ENGIE-REC

ENGIE renewable energy agreements in the free market which guarantee the origin of energy generation and its exclusively renewable nature.

I-REC

ENGIE’s renewable energy certificates vouching that electricity consumed originates from a renewable source.

  • Carbon Credits

    Trairi Wind Complex
    Assú V Photovoltaic Plant
    Umburanas Wind Complex
    Santa Mônica Wind Complex
    Jirau Hydroelectric Power Plant
    Floresta Photovoltaic Complex
    Campo Largo Wind Complex
    Lages Cogeneration Unit

    Carbon credits or certified emission reductions (CERs) are certificates issued for projects registered under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) for the reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.

    In acquiring carbon credits issued by ENGIE’s renewable energy projects and registered with the CDM, the companies can offset all their emissions classified as Scopes 1 (direct emissions), 2 (indirect emissions resulting from the energy consumed) and 3 (emissions from sources not directly owned or controlled by the organization) of their Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories under the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program.

    For a project to be registered in the CDM, the carbon credit project must be in strict agreement with all the rules and procedures of this mechanism, the Kyoto Protocol and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including the Designated National Authority of the project’s host country.

    The number of carbon credits to be generated for each project is based on specific methodologies for calculating and monitoring, approved internationally by the United Nations. The projects are audited by an independent third party and verified by the UNFCCC until the definitive issue of the carbon credits.

    Each carbon credit is equivalent to 1 ton of CO₂ equivalent (tCO₂e).

    Principal characteristics

    Renewable sources

    Hydroelectric, wind, solar, biomass plants, among others.

    Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

    Applicable to Scopes 1, 2 and 3 of the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program

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  • ENGIE-REC

    Trairi Wind Complex
    Salto Osório Hydroelectric Power
    Plant Passo Fundo Hydroelectric Power Plant

    ENGIE-RECs (ENGIE Renewable Energy Contracts) are agreements for the supply of renewable energy in the free market which guarantee of the generated energy’s origin (identification of the source), in accordance with the customer’s consumption and the exclusively renewable nature of the energy.

    By acquiring ENGIE-RECs, companies are guaranteed that they are consuming energy from specific renewable sources such as hydroelectric, wind and solar plants, among others, that do not emit greenhouse gases. In this way they can eliminate Scope 2 emissions (indirect emissions due to energy consumpton) from their Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories under the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program.

    Principal characteristics

    Guarantee of the consumption of renewable energy

    Free energy market

    Exclusivity of generator source

    Applicable to Scope 2 of the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program

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  • I-REC

    São Salvador Hydroelectric Plant

    I-REC – International Renewable Energy Certificates are securities substantiating that the electricity which has been consumed is from a renewable source, not needing necessarily to be linked to a specific supply agreement.

    On acquiring I-RECs, the companies are able to neutralize their Scope 2 emissions (indirect emissions arising from their own energy consumption) of their Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories under the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program.

    To generate renewable energy certificates through the I-REC Standard (the international standard adopted by Brazil) platform, an energy generation project should meet the following basic criteria:

    Should be legally installed and operating;

    Should be connected to the National Interconnected System (SIN);

    Should generate energy from a renewable source;

    There should be no double counting or additional beneficiary of the renewable renewable nature of the energy;

    Should be registered through the I-REC platform, represented in Brazil by the Totum Institute.

    Each I-REC is equivalent to 1 MWh of generated renewable energy and injected in the SIN.

    Principal characteristics

    Certification of renewable energy consumption

    Compatible with international standards for registering carbon offsets

    Applicable to Scope 2 of the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program

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How are GHG emissions classified and registered in the inventories?

Scopes 1,2 and 3 are established for the purposes of registration and preparation of corporate Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventories in accordance with Brazilian GHG Protocol Program guidelines.

Scope 1

Direct GHG emissions from sources that are owned or are controlled by the organization.

Scope 2

Indirect GHG emissions from the acquisition of electrical and/or thermal energy that is consumed by the organization.

Scope 3

Indirect GHG emissions resulting from the operations of the organization although from sources not directly owned or controlled by that organization.

Based on their inventories, the organizations can establish strategies for reducing and management of their GHG emissions and using distinctive instruments for offsetting, neutralizing or even eliminating emissions altogether.