Companhia Paranaense de Energia (Copel) is a Brazilian utility founded in 1954 with ownership control held by Paraná state. The company directly serves some 3.8mn consuming units, across 393 cities and 1,111 locations throughout the state. This network consists of 2.9mn homes, 70 plants, 312 commercial establishments and 366 rural properties. Copel's structure comprises the operation of an own generating complex composed of 18 power plants (including 17 hydro facilities), whose installed capacity totals 4,550MW, accounting for the production of about 7% of total electricity consumed in Brazil. Its transmission system totals 1,913km of lines and 31 substations, amounting to 10,344MVA of transformation power; while its distribution system consists of 182,499km of lines and 352 substations. Copel is headquartered in Curitiba, Paraná.
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