October 29 (Renewables Now) - Renewable energy sources would account for about 48% of the 371 million tonnes of oil equivalent (mtoe) Brazil will be needing in 2027, says a report released last week by the federal energy planning authority EPE.
According to the Ten Year Energy Plan 2027 (PDE 2027), a public consultation on which is open till November 27, Brazil is expected to increase its overall installed power capacity in the National Interconnected System (SIN) by 54.6 GW to a total of 216.29 GW. Renewables will account for about 71% of the new additions.
The table below shows Brazil's estimated renewables capacity in 2027 by plant type.
|Technology||Capacity in 2027|
|Small and mini hydropower (PCH, CGH)||8.87 GW|
|Biomass and biogas||16.58 GW|
|Large hydro||103.41 GW|
Investments in the energy sector to 2027 are seen to amount to BRL 1.8 trillion (USD 494.1bn/EUR 432.5bn). About 76.1% of that will be in oil and gas, 21.7% in electricity generation and transmission, and 2.3% in biofuels supply, the report says.
(BRL 1 = USD 0.27/EUR 0.24)