Auction awards power transmission works in MS and 13 other states – Dourados Agora

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The National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel) held this Thursday (28), at B3 (Brazilian stock exchange), in São Paulo, an auction to define the companies responsible for the construction and maintenance of 6.4 thousand kilometers of lines transmission in 14 states. The forecast is that R$18.2 billion will be invested in 69 projects, generating 34.9 thousand direct jobs.Auction awards energy transmission works in MS and 13 other statesAuction awards energy transmission works in MS and 13 other states

The states with works scheduled for auction are Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Mato Grosso do Sul, Maranhão, Minas Gerais, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Santa Catarina, São Paulo and Tocantins. According to Aneel, of the 15 proposed lots, six have a planned investment of more than R$1 billion.

The average auction discount was 40.78%, which represents savings for the consumer of R$30.1 billion, according to the agency. The term for commercial operation of the projects varies from 36 to 72 months, for concessions lasting 30 years, counting from the signing of the contracts.

The Minister of Mines and Energy, Alexandre Silveira, celebrated the result of the auction. “We are working to transform the electricity sector into economic and social development, ensuring more energy security and opportunities for our population. We are strengthening our system to drain all the renewable energy generated in our country,” he said on social media.

The MME’s National Secretary for Energy Transition and Planning, Thiago Barral, explained that the works contracted today are part of previous auctions and, possibly, subsequent auctions that will be carried out by Aneel. “This infrastructure aims to meet the Brazilian load growth scenario at the lowest cost, using the competitiveness of renewables for this purpose.”

According to Aneel’s general director, Sandoval Feitosa, all the participants who won have a history of good services provided. “Associated with diligent supervision by Aneel, they will contribute to the delivery of the works within the scheduled deadline. In 2024, we will reach the historic generation mark of 200 GW and we need transmission to transport all this production. For this reason, compliance with contracts is essential,” he highlighted.

15 lots of transmission lines were granted to the private sector in 14 states. Centrais Elétricas do Norte (Eletronorte) purchased lots 1, 3, 5 and 9, for the construction of transmission lines in Ceará, Piauí, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Alagoas and Bahia. The works aim to expand the basic network in the northern area of ​​the Northeast to enable the flow of plants already contracted in the region, in addition to expanding the margins for connecting new generation projects and meeting the growth in local demand.

FIP Development Fund Warehouse purchased lots 4, 6 and 14. Lot 4 consists of transmission lines in the states of Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba, Pernambuco and Alagoas, for the expansion of the basic network in the eastern area of ​​the Northeast Region . Lots 6 and 14 are made up of transmission lines located in the states of Bahia and Minas Gerais. The objective is to expand the transmission system in the south of the Northeast and north of the states of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo to meet the expectation of contracting energy from renewable generation projects in the region, with emphasis on wind and solar plants.

Lots 2, 7 and 13 of the Auction were sold by EDP Energias do Brasil. The forecast of transmission lines in Piauí, Tocantins, Bahia and Maranhão, for the flow of plants already contracted in the Northeast, in addition to expanding the margins for connecting new generation projects and meeting the growth in local demand.

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