Neoenergia announced on Tuesday (14/6) the start of the operation in testing of the first seven wind turbines of Neoenergia Oitis, a wind complex between the states of Piauí and Bahia. The delivery of this phase was made in advance of one month in relation to the business plan. The project will be the largest of the company in this area in the country installed capacity of 566.5MW, enough to supply a city with 2.7 million inhabitants. The total operation is planned for the second half of this year.
" The construction of the wind complex is aligned with Neoenergia's positioning strategy in the liberation of the Brazilian energy market. We believe that clean energies are the way to decarbonize the economy," says Laura Porto, Director of Renewables at Neoenergia.
The wind complex has 103 wind turbines each with a power of 5.5MW, and will consist of 12 wind farms. The energy generated in neoenergia Oitis wind farms will have 96% allocated in the Free Contracting Environment (FTA), and 4% will be destined for commercialization in the regulated energy market. Currently, Neoenergia is the second largest energy distribution company in Brazil and is committed to the demand for efficient and sustainable energy supply in an integrated manner.
Neoenergia is a pioneer in the energy transition and has bet on wind energy since the early 2000s, when it was still seen as an alternative source. Today, the execution of projects with renewable sources is a reality with the construction of wind and solar farms, expanding the generation of clean energy. In addition to the hydroelectric plants in operation, the company will reach more than 4.7 GW of power in renewable sources by the end of the year.
Neoenergia invested R$ 808 million in the renewables segment in the first quarter of 2022. In addition to Neoenergia Oitis, the company completed the Neoenergia Chafariz, and advanced this year in the construction of Neoenergia Luzia, a solar complex located in the municipality of Santa Luzia, Paraíba. The three projects will lead the company to reach more than 90% of its installed capacity in clean energy.