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Brazil to conduct two transmission auctions worth BRL2.3 billion in 2021 [free access]

October 28, 2020

As per the Ministro de Minas e Energia (MME) or Ministry of Mines and Energy, Brazil will conduct two transmission auctions in 2021, which are expected to attract at least BRL2.3 billion worth of investment.


The first auction will be held in June 2021, tendering approximately 500 km of transmission lines and 2,600 MVA of transformer capacity, with an expected investment of BRL1 billion. The second transmission auction (valued at BRL1.3 billion) is planned for December 2021 and will offer 900 km of lines and 3,000 MVA of transformer capacity.


The Brazilian government has another BRL4 billion worth of projects in the pipeline, which could possibly be included in the auctions. In addition, the Empresa de Pesquisa Energética (EPE) or Energy Research Company is analysing another 3,000 km of lines requiring BRL7 billion in investments that may also be auctioned next year.


The next auction scheduled for December 17, 2020 with an expected investment of BRL7.4 billion, will auction 1,958 km of transmission lines and 6,420 MVA of transformer capacity across nine Brazilian states. All the lots will be awarded through competitive bidding.


The auction is intended to award concessions for building electric power transmission facilities located in the states of Amazonas, Bahia, Ceará, Espírito Santo, Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and São Paulo under 11 lots. The duration for completion for each lot varies from 42 to 60 months.