Challenges and Opportunities for Renewable Energy Generation

From May 22 to 24 the sector shall discuss the diversification of the Brazilian energy matrix during the 8th Ecoenergy

São Paulo, March 2018 – The environmental issue, both global and local, and recent technological advances have transformed renewable energy into the priority choice for the expansion of electric generating capacity. According to Irena (International Agency for Renewable Energies), since 2012 the installation of renewable capacity has surpassed the non-renewable ones in an increasing way in the world.

In Brazil, the historical importance of hydroelectric plants in the national electric matrix puts it well above this world reality. But we are still struggling to expand alternative sources of renewable energy. In recent years, the energy matrix has seen successive improvements in the supply of wind, photovoltaic and biomass energy.

To keep the debate on the evolution of the energy supply of alternative renewable sources takes place from 22 to May 24, in São Paulo, the 8th Ecoenergy – Fair and International Congress of Clean and Renewable Technologies for the Generation of Energy.

The objective is to analyze the current situation of renewable energy generation in the country and the obstacles to the progress in the use of alternative renewable sources. For President ABGD (Associação Brasileira da Geração Distribuída), Carlos Evangelista, the new regulatory framework shall greatly impact the sector, however, there is still a long way to go. The most relevant proposals for changes are related to the reduction of the limits for access to the Free Market, adjustments in price formation, reduction of transmission and generation transaction costs, separation of ballast and energy, new guidelines for tariff setting, wire separation and energy in the distribution segment and measures to ward off the judicialization in the sector.
For Jean Paul Prates, CEO of Cerne (Strategies Center for Natural Resources and Energy) to the entry of wind energy and, in its sequence, solar energy on a large scale, have been recent achievements since their admission to federal energy purchase auctions, which are the main instruments for consolidating the national energy sector. Brazil’s position that it took more time to admit these sources was due to the fact that we also needed to be concerned with the so-called “tariff modality”, i.e. not pass on to the final consumer the weight of any subsidies and heavier incentives development of these technologies.

“Only from 2007, the Federal Government understood that there were conditions to begin to work the direct insertion of the wind source in the federal auctions. The same was applied to solar energy on a large scale, but the same process began only five years later and resulted in the first participation of photovoltaic plants in federal auctions in 2014, “recalls Prates.”With this, a regulatory framework for these sectors has been consolidated that is modern, inductive to investment and, at the same time, positive for the final consumer. Certainly there shall be improvements to be made from time to time, but from the regulatory point of view we have had and we have all the conditions to increase solar and wind sources consistently, “he believes.

Industry X-ray

– Brazil is a successful case in the use of renewable energies;
– 85% of our energy matrix comes from renewable sources (61% in the world);
– Out of this total, 61% are generated through hydroelectric plants;
– The rest comes from alternative sources such as biomass, ethanol, wind and solar energy (photovoltaic);
– The matrix still not very diversified does not guarantee energy security, often resulting in supply problems, such as the crisis faced by Brazil in 2015;
– The most advanced state in the production of energy through alternative sources is Rio Grande do Norte;
– The energy supply matrix of the state of the RN has 84.76% of wind farms, 2.79% of photovoltaic and 12.44% of thermoelectric plants.
– The state has six photovoltaic plants in commercial operation, totaling 117.10 MW in installed capacity;
– There are also 2 photovoltaic plants under construction, which shall add an additional 66 MW by the end of this year.

Service:
8th Ecoenergy – Fair and International Congress of Clean and Renewable Technologies for the Generation of Energy.

Full Schedule:
http://enersolarbrasil.com.br/16/programacao-ecoenergy-2018/

Place:
Sao Paulo Expo Exhibition & Convention Center
Rodovia dos Imigrantes, KM 1,5 – São Paulo / SP

About Cipa Fiera Milano

Cipa Fiera Milano is a company specialized in the organization of trade fairs and the production of technical magazines, whose objectives are to bring organizations closer together in Latin America, as well as to create real opportunities for business and relationships. The company is the Brazilian subsidiary of Fiera Milano SpA, the leading trade fair and congress group in Italy and one of the most important in the world.
Fiera Milano has a unique portfolio of fairs considering the variety of sectors of the economy that are represented, in addition to the quality presented at its events – both in Italy and abroad. There are 12 fairs in Brazil: EBRATS – Brazilian Meeting and Exhibition of Surface Treatments; FEITINTAS – Industry of Paints, Varnishes and Related Products; FESQUA – International Fair of Frames, Hardware and Components; EXPOSEC – International Security Fair; EnerSolar + Brasil – International Fair of Technologies for Solar Energy; TecnoMultimídia InfoComm Brasil; FIRE SHOW – International Fire Fair;FISPFISST – International Trade Fair for Security and Protection; REATECH – International Fair of Technologies in Rehabilitation, Inclusion and Accessibility; TUBOTECH – International Fair of Tubes, Valves, Pumps, Connections and Components ; Wire South America – International Cable and Wire Fair and BRASEG – Brazilian Occupational Safety and Health Fair and Fire Protection.

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