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Brazil needs to invest BRL24 billion in transmission works [free access]

January 4, 2022

As per Brazil’s Operador Nacional do Sistema Elétrico’s (ONS) or the National System Operator Plano da Operação Elétrica de Médio Prazo do Sistema Interligado Nacional (PAR/PEL) or the Medium-term Electric Operation Plan for the National Interconnected System, the power transmission sector requires an investment worth BRL23.9 billion until 2026.


Out of this amount, BRL16.3 billion corresponds to new transmission assets proposed in the study cycle and another BRL2.9 billion refer to the investments from the recently held transmission auction No. 02/2021. Minas Gerias state will see an investment of BRL9.9 billion. Over the next five years, over 7,900 km of power lines and substations of 20,000 MVA capacity will be set up.


It anticipates that the country will witness a 20 per cent increasing power demand by 2026.The installed power generating capacity is expected to evolve from 172 GW by the end of 2021 to 191 GW by the end of 2025, with most of the new capacity coming from wind and solar power. Renewable power sources will be around 52.4 GW in 2026 requiring the timely coordinating of power generating and transmission.