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Brazilian ANEEL awards transmission concessions [free access]

December 17, 2020

Brazilian energy regulator, Agência Nacional de Energia Elétrica (ANEEL), on December 17, awarded concessions under its transmission auction (Nº 1/2020), which auctioned 1,958 km of transmission lines and 6,420 MVA of transformer capacity distributed in 11 lots across nine Brazilian states. It has been reported that 51 companies participated in the auction, of which 14 were foreign companies.


Concessions were awarded to companies that offered least values to the maximum tariffs set by the regulator. The average rate reduction achieved in the eleven auctions was 55.24 per cent. The 30-year licences awarded are for the construction, operation and maintenance of 16 transmission lines.


Spain's Iberdrola Neoenergy bagged the largest concession valued at BRL2 billion for the second lot of the auction. The company will get an annual revenue of BRL159.7 million representing a discount of 42.6 per cent off the value set by ANEEL, which was BRL278.1 million. The lot comprises of the 500 kV Morro do Chapéu II–Poções III C1 line (356-km-long); 500 kV Poções III–Medeiros Neto II C1 line (329-km-long); 500 kV Medeiros Neto II–João Neiva 2 C1 line (282-km-long); 230 kV Medeiros Neto II–Teixeira de Freitas II line (C1 and C2) (59-km-long); and 500/230 kV Medeiros Neto II substation and synchronous compensation (-180/300) MVAr.


Colombian power company Interconexión Eléctrica's (ISA) Brazilian subsidiary, ISA Companhia de Transmissao de Energia Eletrica Paulista (CTEEP), bagged the Lot 7, which pertains to the 345/88 kV São Caetano do Sul substation project, valued at BRL1.14 billion.


Brazilian Mez Energía was awarded concessions for lots — 3, 4, 5, 8 and 9. Lot 3 entails undertaking the 345 kV Norte–Miguel Reale C3 and C4 line; lot 4 involves Electric system for Metropolitan Region of Porto Alegr; lot 5 involves the 230/13.8 kV Porto Alegre 4 substation project; lot 8 pertains to the 8345/88 kV São Miguel substation project; and lot 9 involves the 230/138 kV Iguatemi 2 substation project.


Brazil’s Energisa bought lot 11 at BRL882 million, which involves Incorporation and revitalisation of assets in service assigned to Amazonas Geracao E Transmissao De Energia SA (Amazonas GT) on December 15, 2016.


The Agronegócio Alta Luz bagged lot 1 which entails executing the Silvânia–Trindade C1 line and Associated Transmission Network Project.


Consortium BRE 6 comprising of Enind Energia, Enind Engenharia, Brenergia and Brasil Digital Telecomunicações, bought lot 10 which involves execution of the 230/69 kV Dias Macedo II substation project.  


Lastly the Companhia Estadual de Geração e Transmissão de Energia Elétrica (CEEE-GT) bought lot 6 valued at BRL192 million and entails executing the 230/138 kV Cachoeirinha 3 substation project.