The Brazilian economy should fall from the 9th to the 12th position in the world in 2020, considering the retraction of GDP and the loss of value of the real against the dollar. This change is explained by the exchange rate variation, considering that the devaluation of the real will be 30%.
The Economy Ministry reported that 320,559 companies were opened in October and 89,306 were closed. Thus, the country registered a positive balance of 231,253 new businesses opened in the month. The figures are on the Business Map, a digital tool of the Ministry of Economy (ME) for tracking data on business registration in Brazil.
The National Electrical Energy Agency has authorised the start of test operation of the generating units UG 1 to UG 8 of EOL Corrupião 2, which have a total capacity of 18.8 MW. The plant is in the city of Pindaí, in Bahia. In the same city EOL Inhambú 2 also had 16.45 MW released for testing in the turbines UG1 to UG7.
Source: Canal Energia
Copel sold its telecommunications unit at auction on the B3 exchange for R$2.395 billion ($452 mm) to the Bordeaux investment fund, and this should increase the focus of its contributions to the electricity sector. Copel Telecom has 100% of its technology in fibre optics and has 36,000 km of cables that carry high-speed internet to the 399 municipalities of Paraná.
According to ABSOLAR’s mapping, Rio Grande do Sul surpasses the mark of 500MW operational in distributed generation from the solar source. The state currently has 43,439 systems in operation, which supply about 53,054 consumers.
Source: Portal Solar