Brazilian telecom Vivo opens DG biogas plant in Pernambuco
Biogas plant in Pernambuco, Brazil. Source: Vivo
Brazilian telecommunication company Vivo has inaugurated a distributed generation (DG) biogas plant in Pernambuco state, its first in Brazil's Northeast region.
The new facility can produce 18,834 MWh of electricity per year and thus supply over 1,100 of the company's consumer units, including stores, sites and transmission equipment, the subsidiary of Spain's Telefonica SA (BME:TEF) said. It was built and will be operated by Brazilian renewable energy and refrigeration company Grupo Gera.
As part of Vivo's DG renewables plan, the firm will add more than 70 plants in 23 states and the Federal District. Currently, 17 sites are in operation and most of the remaining projects are seen to be put on stream by the end of the year.
Once all the plants are up and running, Vivo estimates it will produce around 670,000 MWh per year of clean energy, enough to meet the consumption of 28,000 of its facilities, it noted.