Gas has been confirmed as a key component of Brazil's energy transition given significant offshore hydrocarbon reserves and its ability to meet peak needs in addition to renewable energies. This is why we aim to increase our market share by building new thermal capacities of up to 3 GW and by capitalizing on our highly qualified, and operationally excellent, Macaé teams.
EDF Norte Fluminense owns and operates a Gas Combined Cycle (GCC) plant in Macaé, in the inner part of Rio de Janeiro State. With a capacity of 827 MW, Macaé produces energy for approximately 2.5 million people in the metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro. The plant is composed of three gas turbines and one steam turbine, and is deemed one of the most efficient thermal power stations in operation in Brazil and in EDF’s portfolio.
Since 2002, we have also been operating the Ibiritermo thermoelectric natural gas combined-cycle plant, in partnership with Petrobras, a Brazilian integrated energy company. The plant is located in the municipality of Ibirité in Minas Gerais, and has a capacity of 235 MW.