Cemig inaugurates 1st solar park under 1-GW renewables plan
Small solar system in Brazil. Author: Tony Winston/Agência Brasília.
Brazilian utility Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais SA (BVMF:CMIG4), better known as Cemig, has inaugurated the 2.5-MW Tres Marias solar distributed generation (DG) plant, its first under plan to install 1 GW of renewables in Minas Gerais state.
To develop the gigantic portfolio, the utility plans to invest some BRL 4.6 billion (USD 805m/EUR 712m) in total, the Minas Gerais state government said on Monday. Tres Marias required an investment of BRL 12 million.
The new solar farm is made up of more than 5,000 solar panels. Around 40% of its output will be used for self-consumption by subsidiary Cemig GT, while the rest will be sold via solar DG unit Cemig SIM.
Currently, Cemig has an open bidding process for the construction of three more solar parks that with a combined capacity of over 270 MWp.
By 2025, Cemig intends to put BRL 22.5 billion in new generation, transmission and distribution energy projects.