Brazil's Atua Energia to bring 22 MW of DG solar to Rio Grande do Norte

Small solar system in Brazil. Author: Tony Winston/Agência Brasília.

December 6 (Renewables Now) - Brazilian energy company Atua Energy will develop at least 22 MW of distributed generation (DG) solar projects in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, the local government said on Friday.

In this first phase, Atua will invest some BRL 110 million (USD 19.5m/EUR 17.3m) to install the DG systems in eight municipalities. The solar arrays will serve small, medium and micro-enterprises.

According to the state government, the initiative will create 320 direct jobs over a period of 24 months.

In order to monitor and speed up the execution of this project, governor Fatima Bezerra established the creation of a committee within the Renewable Energy Chamber of the State Secretariat for Economic Development (Sedec).

At present, clean sources account for 94% of Rio Grande do Norte’s energy mix, Sedec’s secretary, Jaime Calado, highlighted.

Atua Energia currently operates a portfolio of four solar parks, two wind farms, 11 small hydropower plants (HPPs) and one thermal power facility, its director Jorge Maciel added.

(BRL 1.0 = USD 0.177/EUR 0.157)

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