On January 4, the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel) authorized the startup in commercial operations at nine of the 144 wind turbines in the Umburanas Wind Complex which ENGIE is building in Sento Sé and Umburanas in the state of Bahia. With 360 Megawatts (MW) of installed capacity, the project already has 83% of the work concluded and is scheduled for completion by April. Located in the same municipalities, the adjacent Campo Largo Wind Complex has been in full commercial operation since December 21 with 11 wind farms and 121 wind turbines. The Umburanas/Campo Largo cluster is the largest to be installed by ENGIE in Brazil.
“Just one year after the beginning of its construction and with the startup in commercial operations of the Umburanas Wind Complex, Phase I, the capture of synergies from the installation concomitantly with the Campo Largo Wind Complex Phase I becomes a reality and is demonstrative of the executional capacity of our team”, ENGIE Brasil Energia’s Chief Executive Officer, Eduardo Sattamini comments.
Together with work on the wind complexes, ENGIE has invested in various socio-environmental projects to the benefit of the population resident in the surrounding areas. Approximately R$ 3 million have been injected into social projects in Umburanas and Sento Sé municipalities. Forecasts are that by the end of the work on implementation, this amount will have reached R$ 9.2 million. “The combination of investment in renewable energy and socio-environmental initiatives is confirmation of our strategy of promoting harmonious progress, at the same time, leading the energy transition in Brazil”, Sattamini concludes.
Our group is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. Together with our 170,000 employees, our customers, partners and stakeholders, we are committed to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendly solutions. Inspired by our purpose (“raison d’être”), we reconcile economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, building on our key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to our customers.
ENGIE is the largest private-sector power producer in Brazil, operating in generation, commercialization and transmission of electric power, gas transport and energy solutions. With an installed capacity of 10,791 MW from 72 power plants, which stands for about 6% of the country’s capacity, the Company has nearly 90% of its installed capacity in the country from renewable sources and with low GHG emissions, such as hydro, solar and biomass power plants, and windfarms.
With the acquisition of TAG, ENGIE now also owns the largest natural gas transportation network in the country, at 4,500 km and transecting 10 states and 191 cities.
The Group is also among the largest distributed photovoltaic generation companies and has a complete portfolio of integrated solutions focused on reducing costs and improving the infrastructure for companies and cities, such as energy efficiency, public lighting, energy monitoring and management. With 3,000 employees, ENGIE’s turnover in Brazil in 2020 was R$ 13.3 billion.
Turnover in 2020: 55.8 billion Euros. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main financial indices (CAC 40, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe) and non-financial indices (DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo Eiris – World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120, France 20, CAC 40 Governance).
ENGIE in Brazil
ENGIE is the largest private power producer in the country, operating an installed capacity of 9,178.8 MW in 31 power plants throughout Brazil and accounting for about 6% of the country’s capacity. The Group has 90% of its installed capacity in the country coming from clean, renewable sources and with low emissions of greenhouse gases, a status that has been reinforced by the construction of new wind farms in the Northeast and by one of the largest hydropower plants in Brazil, Jirau (3,750 MW). Located on the Madeira River, ENGIE holds a 40% stake in the operation.
The Group is also present in the solar distributed generation market and offers services related to power, engineering and integration of systems, working on the development of telecommunication and security systems, public lighting and urban mobility for smart cities, infrastructures and the oil & gas industry. With 2,100 employees, in 2017, ENGIE reported a turnover of R$ 7 billion in Brazil.