Ventos da Bahia — Brazil
Last Friday (August, 31st), in Brazil, the auction known as A-6/2018 took place under the control of the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL). An amount of 2.1 GW of electricity generation capacity was contracted encompassing 1.25 GW of wind parks, 457,7 MW of hydroelectric plants and 391 MW of thermoelectric plants. These projects will require an estimated total investment of R$ 7.68 billion (i.e. US$1.85 Billion). The average price of electricity of the hydro projects was R$ 181,48 / MWh, thermal projects R$ 179,85 / MWh while the average price of electricity of the wind projects was R$ 90,45 / MWh (i.e. US$22.29/MWh).
The Phase 3 of the wind cluster of Ventos da Bahia, located in the northeast state of Bahia, developed by SOWITEC and which counts the leading IPP EDF EN as investor was awarded with 128,8 MW (i.e. 10% of the wind capacity awarded). The Phase 1 of the cluster Ventos da Bahia (66 MW) entered in operation in 2017, the phase 2 (117 MW) will enter in operation still this year while the Phase 3 is expected to enter in operation at the latest by beginning of 2024.
Since 2010, projects developed by SOWITEC have been awarded with power purchase agreements along the years in the federal energy auctions leading to a track record for the Group of 1.07 GW in Brazil so far.
Start of Commercial Operation of Phase 2 of the Cluster Ventos da Bahia, Brazil
This week (September, 12th, 2018), in Brazil, the phase 2 of the wind cluster of Ventos da Bahia (117 MW), located in the northeast state of Bahia, developed by SOWITEC and which counts the leading IPP EDF EN as investor, entered into commercial operation with an anticipation over the officially required COD (01/11/2018).
The Phase 1 of the cluster Ventos da Bahia (66 MW) entered in operation in 2017 and Phase 3 (128,8 MW) is expected to enter in operation at the latest by beginning of 2024.
Since 2010, projects developed by SOWITEC have been awarded with power purchase agreements along the years in the federal energy auctions leading to a track record for the Group of 1.07 GW in Brazil of which 893 MW are already in operation.
Welcome on our new SOWITEC Website!
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Our fresh, new design and improved layout allows us to present SOWITEC to you in a way that is comprehensive, exciting and intuitive. Together with our growing Social Media presence this marks a major step forward in our corporate communication. In the coming weeks and months we will also launch individual sites for each of our markets, informing in more detail about our local teams and their activities. These subpages will be available in English and the respective national language.
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panelist in UNODC Convention in Vienna
SOWITEC had their voice in the last Conference of the States Parties in the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, 7th Session; held in Vienna-Nov 2017.Read more
Wind Project Catrihuala in Chile
SOWITEC Chile started an early participation process with an indigenous community in order to see if they are willing to go through the assessment of a wind power project on their land. It led to the second early social engagement agreement (AVP) promoted by the National Sustainability and Climate Change Agency. This process enabled the community to work along with other stakeholders, authorities and the company to build the trust needed to engage in the development of such a project. They concluded that their cultural heritage, environmental wealth and economic development are not threatened, but fostered by such an initiative from the renewable energy sector.
Solar Project Aurora in Chile
SOWITEC Chile realized the first early social engagement agreement promoted by the National Sustainability and Climate Change Agency, setting a new benchmark how local stakeholders can get involved previous to the implementation of renewable energy projects in Chile. The participation of the local communities led to a voluntary pre-investment agreement among all parties in July 2016. Two years later, in July 2018, the local communities, the company and authorities meet again to analyze the impacts of such a participation process on the local community.
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