Our wind and solar projects, and the recent launch of EDF’s first hydroelectric facility in Brazil, position us as a key leader in the local renewable energy sector. Our goal is to help Brazil take advantage of what carbon-free electricity has to offer.
  • 400
    MW

    peak commissioned in solar

  • 1.6

    million homes supplied by our hydroelectric facility

In Brazil, our wind and solar projects have been managed by EDF Renewables, a national energy sector leader, since 2015. Our wind activities include 527 MW in exploitation and 424 MW under construction in the states of Bahia and Paraíba.

 

Pirapora

Pirapora is one of the largest solar complexes in South America with 800 hectares and a 400 MW peak capacity. In 2018, Omega Geracao acquired 50% of the complex.

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Sinop, EDF’s first hydroelectric project in Brazil

2019 marked the beginning of our Sinop hydroelectric plant operations in the Mato Grosso State, after five years of construction. With a 401.88 MW, the Sinop Facility is able to meet 50% of Mato Grosso’s energy needs for 1.6 million people. It covers a 342km² reservoir which borders five municipalities. The Sinop dam is EDF’s first hydroelectric project in Brazil. It is managed by Brazilian firm Sinop Energia, a 51%-owned company by EDF Norte Fluminense.

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Operating the Sinop dam remotely: a technological challenge

The Sinop Dam is operated remotely by EDF Norte Fluminense teams some 2,500 km away in Macaé, Rio de Janeiro. Setting up remote operations such as these illustrates our capacity to meet complex technological challenges.

Project capacity: 401.88 MW
Equity partner: CHESF / Electronorte (subsidiaries of Electrobras)
Commissioning date: 2019