In the driest October of the last 90 years, bioelectricity generation helped to alleviate the impact of the water crisis on hydroelectric reservoirs, reaching more than 3,000 GWh at the SIN, although there was a 6.8% drop in production compared to October 2019, but reaching more than twice as much as coal generation and 60% of the total generation by gas thermal plants in the month.
Source: Canal Energia
The crisis generated by COVID-19 has led to a reduction in foreign investment in the country’s productive sector. Investments in stocks, bonds and investment funds show signs of reaction, according to data from the Central Bank. Net inflows in direct investments in the country, which go to the productive sector of the economy, totalled $1.793 bn last month, compared to $8.221 bn in October 2019.
Source: Money Times
Brazil’s potential for power generation with offshore wind power plants has entered the radar of government technicians and companies such as the oil company Equinor and the electric company Neoenergia. The state company EPE said it has seven offshore wind projects in national waters that are in the licensing phase, which would total capacity of up to 15GW, close to the 16GW currently operating on land.
Source: UOL Economia
Suzano announced agreements with specialty cellulose manufacturer Bracell to sell land, forests and wood, in a transaction totalling around $189 mm to reduce the company’s indebtedness. The properties involve 21,066 hectares in central São Paulo state, of which a portion will be sold and the rest refer to Suzano’s lease agreements.
Source: Portal do Agronegocios
Cemig SIM started last week to register for pre-sales of solar energy by subscription for customers in the residential segment. According to the company, as of January, customers who have pre-registered will have 15% discounts on the monthly tariff, with no obligation to comply with the loyalty period. Cemig SIM’s goal is to serve 1,000 new contracts in the first three months of 2021.
Source: Energia Hoje