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    Brazil: MME participates in event to discuss offshore wind energy

    September 20, 2023 - Brazil Business News


      MME participated in an event to discuss offshore wind energy. Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) participated until September 20th.

      Key Highlights:

      * The conference aimed to create a platform to connect supply and demand and facilitate the commercialization of offshore wind energy projects.

      * MME's Director of Energy Transition, Mariana Espécie, represented the ministry on the Environmental and Regulatory panel - Paths and Strategies for Licensing.

      * The MME is carrying out actions to advance issues related to offshore wind energy.

      Original Press Release:

      Sept. 19 -- Ministry of Mines and Energy, Government of Brazil issued the following news release:

      - With centers located in the Northeast, Southeast and South regions, Brazil has more than 700 GW of technical potential for offshore wind energy generation

      The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) participated, this Monday (18/09), in the conference América do Sul Eólicas Offshore (South America Offshore Wind), organized by Quest Offshore, in Rio de Janeiro. The event aims to create a platform for connecting supply and demand while facilitating the commercialization of projects in these industries.

      The Director of Energy Transition at MME, Mariana Espécie, represented the ministry on the panel “Environmental and Regulatory - Paths and Strategies for Licensing” and listed some of the actions that the ministry has taken to advance each of these themes. “Our teams are mobilized to establish a favorable environment for offshore wind projects to develop in the country, in addition to following the discussions around the PL currently being processed in the Chamber of Deputies. We know that the advancement of complementary regulations will be necessary so that entrepreneurs have greater predictability in the investments that have already been announced for the country. To this end, as announced by Minister Alexandre Silveira last week, we are structuring an interministerial working group that will take care of this matter,” she highlighted.

      During the event, appropriate technologies and infrastructure were also discussed, including those for the development of floating wind energy, to decarbonize the oil and gas industry and other productive sectors. The conference, which runs until September 20th, brings together more than 400 global executives and development leaders from more than 200 countries to share skills with developers and partners and gain insights through presentations and keynote interactions.


      Currently, Brazil has more than 26 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity, in more than 900 wind farms located in 12 states. This number represents more than R$200 billion invested over more than a decade.

      The numbers of the wind industry in the country are impressive not only for their magnitude, but also for what they represent for the reduction of regional inequalities. Wind farms bring income to thousands of families, especially in the Northeast and North of Minas Gerais.

      The development of offshore wind projects brings new investment opportunities to the country. To date, Brazil already has more than 80 announced projects, which together total more than 200 GW of planned installed capacity.

      The MME intends to continue investing, as a priority, in clean and renewable energy. The objective is for the country to maintain the capacity to integrate renewable sources, with energy security, quality supply and fair tariffs for the consumer.

      Disclaimer: The Above Content is Auto-Translated

      Source: Ministry of Mines and Energy, Government of Brazil

      [Category: Regulatory and Legal]


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