Eren in Brazil
AN ENERGY MIX ALREADY DERIVING MOSTLY FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES
In 2014, power plants using renewable resources represented nearly 90% of the total installed capacity in Brazil. However, hydroelectricity is the major constituent of the country’s energy mix, with other renewable sources, such as wind and solar, remaining marginal. Located on either side of the Equator, Brazil enjoys a significant amount of sunshine (over 5 kWh/m²/day) and certain regions like Nordeste or the extreme south of Brazil have some of the best wind power resources in the world.
Establishing the too-great dependency of Brazil on its water resources, the Brazilian Ministry for New and Renewable Energies announced the objective of generating an extra 30 GW from sun, wind and biomass by 2024.
EREN DO BRASIL: PRODUCER OF DISTRIBUTED PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY
Convinced early on by the potential of renewable resources other than hydro in Brazil, solar in particular, EREN established a base in Sao Paulo in 2013. EREN do Brasil now employs 4 French and Brazilian staff.
They mainly concentrate on developing small and mid-size photovoltaic power plants (<5MWp) located on the clients’ sites. EREN do Brasil provides private clients (secondary and tertiary sector) with considerable electricity needs with a fixed price solution enabling them to reduce their exposure to market price volatility. With several projects underway, mainly in the southern half of the country, EREN aims to put over 100 MW into service by 2020.