On March 1st, The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), in partnership with the Energy Research Office (EPE) and the UK Department for International Trade (DIT), successfully held the webinar "Energy Expansion Plan (PDE 2026): Perspectives for Renewables in Brazil”
In a conversation with pv magazine, the head of the Brazilian government-run energy agency EPE, Luiz Augusto Barroso has explained how the newly implemented mechanism for power auctions was conceived for ensuring a more market-oriented approach and increasing competition. Barroso has also said that the upcoming A-4 including solar may have a slightly bigger outcome of that held in December, and that the inclusion of solar in the A-6 auction, which is expected to be held in the second half of this year, is also being considered.
MARCH 2, 2018 EMILIANO BELLIN
February 12 (Renewables Now) - Brazilian state-owned energy research firm EPE together with the National Electric System Operator (ONS) and German development agency GIZ have started a project to study how to better integrate intermittent renewable energy sources into the country's grid.
EPE and the Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), in partnership with the German Ministry of Economy and Energy (BMWi), with the support of the German Agency for International.
Luiz Augusto Barroso, the president of the Energy Research Company, the research and development arm of the Brazil’s Mines and Energy Ministry, was quoted in the Bloomberg Law article, which is entitled: "Brazil Shelves Plans for New Megadams to Reassess Strategy.
EPE presents the “Transmission Expansion Planning Studies – 2018 Program”. The list contains valuable information for the agents and to the general public such as the study motivation and the regions that are being assessed. There are 43 scheduled studies 29 of which are already in progress.
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