Focusing on the quality and reliability of the power supply to its more than 15 million customers, Neoenergia invests in the expansion of its distribution networks. The company has just delivered two substations: Japecanga, in Rio Grande do Norte, built by Neoenergia Cosern,and Três Lagoas 2, in Mato Grosso do Sul, operated by Neoenergia Elektro. The two projects received, in total, investments of R$ 27.5 million and will benefit approximately 124,500 consumers.
"Our investments in the construction of substations aim to serve our customers with increasing quality. The new assets reinforce the electricity infrastructure and energy availability of our distributors, and can generate an economic benefit for our concession areas with the attraction of new ventures, in addition to generating jobs andincome", says the Expansion Manager of Neoenergia, José Ferraz.
The Substation Três Lagoas 2 was built in an area of 15,000 square meters located in the Industrial District II of the municipality, with the objective of ensuring sufficient energy capacity to monitor, for another 10 years, the growth of consumption in the region. The company alpaid almost R$ 16 million for the construction of the asset, which operates with voltage at 138 kV and benefits about 56,500 customers. The project is digitized and has fire safety infrastructure and to reduce environmental impact. The operating license, which allowed the energization, was issued by the Environment Institute of Mato Grosso do Sul (Imasul).
Neoenergia also obtained the operating license of the Japecanga substation (69 kV), issued by the Institute for Sustainable Development and Environment of Rio Grande do Norte (Idema). The project is located in Parnamirim, in the Metropolitan Region of Natal, and serves 68,000 consumers in the municipality and part of the rural areas of São José do Mipibu and Macaíba.