Cogeneration grows 1.2% in Brazil by 2020

Cogeneration in Brazil grew by 1.2% in 2020 and already has 639 plants, representing 18.81 GW of installed capacity. This corresponds to 10.8% of the Brazilian electricity matrix (174.7 GW), which is equivalent to the installed capacity of 1.3 hydroelectric plants in Itaipu (14 GW). According to Cogen data, 62.4% represent cogeneration from sugarcane biomass. Natural gas-fired cogeneration already accounts for 16.8%.

Source: Canal Energia