In Brazil for 23 years, Neoenergia contributes to the development of the country focusing on sustainable businesses that cover the entire chain of the electricity sector. Since generation, through transmission, commercialization and distribution, the company is present in 18 states, of the five regions of the country, focusing on clean energy, strengthening the national electricity sector and growth with support to the communities where it operates, adding value in its investments.
One of the investments highlighted by the company is the expansion of its clean energy generation portfolio. Two wind complexes are under construction in the Northeast,which together will total more than 1 GW. In addition, the group acquired a pipeline project in Bahia in 2020 with a potential of 400 MW. The region is recognized as the site of one of the best winds in the world for energy production and already has 17 parks of the company, most of them in Rio Grande do Norte, a state that concentrates the largest power in Brazil – almost 4.8 GW of the 17 national GW. By 2029, the total installed capacity for renewable generation should reach 51 GW, according to the Energy Research Company's (EPE) Det.
The growth of this source has already been recorded in recent years exponentially. Therefore, the National Electric System Operator (ONS) has recorded successive production records in the region. The last was on November 28, 2020, when 9,163 average MW were generated from the good wind performance, enough to supply 86.8% of the electricity demand of all nine states in the Northeast. Therefore, this is a strategic region for the company.
All these Neoenergia ventures generate social, economic and environmental benefits for municipalities. Only in the two wind farms under development, about 3,000 jobs will be created, in addition to actions that include professional training through training courses, donation of solar panels to the municipalities involved and initiatives appropriate to the reality of each locality, such as drilling wells in areas that live with drought.
The company has been expanding its activities in other segments as well. In transmission, it won the largest lot of the last auction held in 2020, which will add to eight other lines in licensing and construction and seven more assets in operation, three of them started in 2020, with advance deliveries in up to 25 months. Also in December last year, the company expanded its participation in distribution,with the acquisition of CEB,from Brasília, which will be the fifth concessionaire and will be integrated into the business model already adopted in other companies – Coelba (BA), Celpe (PE), Cosern (RN) and Elektro (SP and MS). With CEB, there are 15 million customers.