ABB will enable first digital substation in Latin America

ABB Ability based digital solutions reduce installation and commissioning times, enhance safety and improve efficiency and reliability.   ABB will install Latin America’s first digitally-enabled substation in the city of Juazeiro, northeastern Brazil. The new 230-kilovolt (kV) substation and connection bay at the Juazeiro II substation will deliver power from a 156-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) power plant under development in the area. The Juazeiro solar project is owned and operated by UK-based investment firm Actis and its renewable energy arm in Latin America, Atlas Renewable Energy. Atlas oversees more than 1,500 MW of solar PV assets in operation, construction or advanced development. When fully operational, these projects will produce enough

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Neoenergia incorporates Elektro’s businesses to create an electricity industry leader in Brazil and Latin America

Neoenergia is owned by Iberdrola1, Caixa de Previdência dos Funcionários do Banco do Brasil (Previ) and BB Banco de Investimentos (Banco do Brasil) which after completion of the transaction will hold 52.45%, 38.21% and 9.35% respectively in the new company The company will service a territory with a population of more than 43 million people and will have 13.4 million points of supply The company’s concession area will span 836,000 square kilometres and its distribution network will be 585,000 kilometres long ( versus 190,000 km2 and 268,000 km, respectively for Iberdrola in Spain) Its regulated asset base is worth approximately €3.65 billion The combined revenue of Neoenergia and Elektro for the

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Iberdrola reaffirms its commitment to Brazil after agreeing to purchase remaining 50% of companies Força Eólica do Brasil

Iberdrola to pay circa €98 million to Neoenergia for this takeover This means the company will acquire sole control over two firms with an aggregate capacity of 288 MW at ten wind farms in operation in the states of Bahia and Rio Grande do Norte Iberdrola has entered into an agreement with Neoenergia to purchase 50% of the companies Força Eólica do Brasil (FEB) 1 and 2, to the value of about €98 million, in a deal that ratifies its commitment to Brazil and the renewables sector. Iberdrola already had a 50% stake in the capital of these two Brazilian companies and this takeover will give it sole control over

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En marcha la construcción de la que será la mayor planta solar de Hispanoamérica

Está ubicada en el estado de Piauí en Brasil. Cuando esté en funcionamiento, será la mayor planta solar de América Latina. La inmensa granja solar de Nova Olinda finalmente comienza a tomar una forma definida. La construcción comenzón el pasado mes junio, el equipo de Enel Green Power instaló el primer panel solar en la planta, ubicada en Ribeira do Piauí, una pequeña localidad del estado de Piauí, en el noreste de Brasil. Cuando esté en funcionamiento, tendrá una superficie de 690 hectáreas y será la más grande de Hispanoamérica. Nova Olinda tendrá una capacidad total instalada de 292 MW y será capaz de generar más de 600 GWh al

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Brasil supera las 7.000 conexiones de generación distribuida

En cuatro años el número de conexiones de generación distribuida superó las 7.000 instalaciones. El número aumentó de 4 conexiones registradas en diciembre de 2012 a 7.658 solicitudes registradas en la Agencia Nacional de Energía Eléctrica (ANEEL) el 25 de enero de 2017, lo que representan una capacidad instalada de 75,071.09 kW – suficiente para alimentar a 60.000 hogares. La energía renovable más utilizada es la solar con 7.568 conexiones, seguida del viento con 45. El estado con el mayor número de instalaciones es Minas Gerais (1.644 conexiones), seguido de São Paulo (1.370) y Rio Grande do Sul (782). La generación de energía por los propios consumidores se hizo posible

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ABB wins $75 million power order for long distance power transmission link in Brazil

Ultra High Voltage transformers to help deliver clean hydropower via Belo Monte link to ten million people. ABB has won an order worth around $75 million to supply advanced converter transformers for the Belo Monte 800 kilovolts (kV) ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission link. The 2,518 kilometer (km) link will transmit clean power generated in the north of Brazil, from the Xingu substation, to the Rio Substation in the southeast. It will be capable of transporting up to 4000 megawatts (MW) of electricity – enough to meet the needs of around ten million people.  The order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2016. “Ultra-high voltage technologies are a key

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