Tender Open for More Than 61 Million Euros to Build 23 Solar Plants in Brazil

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Date: December 14

Cemig SIM, a Cemig Group company that operates in the subscription solar energy market, opened a tender for the execution of construction and connection projects for 23 solar plants in 13 cities of Minas Gerais, in Brazil. The bidding process aims to hire a company to carry out projects and works. With this tender, of almost 62 million euros (350 million Brazilian reais), Cemig SIM advances in its strategic investment plan of close to 1 trillion Brazilian reais (more than 177,000 billion euros) until 2025, totaling 275 MWp of installed capacity. The electronic auction will be held on Cemig’s contracting and bidding portal.

According to the company, the entire process, from the publication of the public announcement to the electronic auction and approval, is expected to take place between December this year and February 2023. According to Cemig SIM, four batches of photovoltaic plants will be offered, of individually, and a final fifth lot that will encompass the 23 plants, which may be the winner of the entire offer if the total price is less than the price of the sum of the four lots individually.

The tender provides for the construction of these 23 solar plants, thus doubling the volume of energy available for the Minas Gerais energy compensation market. “Cemig SIM’s expansion has taken place in a structured and strategic way. We continue to meet our planning and growth objectives, anchored in the objective of democratizing energy to an increasing number of consumers”, stated Danilo Gusmão, president of Cemig SIM.

“Cemig SIM’s goal is to achieve a 30% market share in the Minas Gerais Distributed Generation market in three years. This package, in addition to confirming our expansion, will be reflected in the increase in energy supply, expanding the reach of the population to a 100% clean and renewable source. We operate in a segment that is growing progressively and the expansion of our assets reinforces the energy transition process of the Brazilian parent company,” said João Paulo Campos, Business Director of Cemig SIM. “We are focused on market opportunities and will continue to grow further,” he added.

The 23 solar plants will be built in eight regions of Minas Gerais, in the municipalities of Patrocínio, Monte Carmelo and Serra do Salitre (Alto Paranaíba/Triângulo Mineiro region); Pains (West); Passos, Boa Esperança, Borda da Mata and São Gonçalo do Sapucaí (South); Jequitibá (Center); Diamantina (Jequitinhonha); São Gonçalo do Pará (Center-West); Caeté (Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte); and Alfredo Vasconcelos (Campo das Vertentes). The energy generated by the projects is enough to meet the monthly consumption of some 100,000 residential units, with an average cost of 250 kWh/month.

Source: Review Energy

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