Brazil energy watch: Statkraft, CPFL Energia, ANP-EPE, CNOOC, SCGás

Bnamericas Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Brazil’s electric power watchdog Aneel has authorized the first stage of commercial operations of the Ventos de Santa Eugênia wind complex, Norway-based Statkraft's largest venture outside Europe. 

Energy production of the VSE 2 and VSE 7 wind farms is expected to reach 2,300GWh/y, enough to supply 1.1mn households.

The complex, located in Ibipeba and Uibaí municipalities in Bahia state, will have 14 wind farms totaling 91, 5.7MW turbines. 

With an investment of 2.8bn reais (US$540mn), of which 1.1bn reais is being financed by development bank Banco do Nordeste, Ventos de Santa Eugênia is 95% complete.


CPFL Energia said it plans to invest 25.4bn reais between 2023 and 2027.

Of the total, 20.6bn reais will be earmarked for distribution, 3.2bn reais for transmission, 1.2bn reais for generation and 412mn reais for commercialization and services. 

This year, 3.9bn reais will go to distribution, 642mn reais to transmission, 519mn reais to generation and 125mn reais to commercialization and services.


Oil and gas regulator ANP and federal energy research company EPE have inked a cooperation agreement for the exchange of data and information for the preparation of technical studies. 

The partnership aims to boost synergies between the two agencies, facilitating the development of actions directed to the oil, natural gas and biofuels industries and of public policy proposals that stimulate increased competitiveness and the attraction of investments, according to ANP. 

One of the main objectives is to guarantee fuel supplies during a market in transition. 

The five-year agreement may be extended for an equal period and does not involve the transfer of financial resources.


CNOOC Petroleum Brasil has signed two gas supply agreements in Brazil. 

One involves the sale of gas from the Búzios field to Galp, and the other the sale of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to Petrogal

Valid between this month and December 2025, the contracts were signed after CNOOC increased its participation in Búzios to 10% in November and became part of the Santos basin integrated natural gas flow system (SIE-BS) at the end of December. 

As a result, the Chinese company will be able to transport pre-salt natural gas via any of the SIE-BS export pipelines (Rotas 1, 2 and 3) and process it in plants owned by federal oil company Petrobras. 


Santa Catarina state gas distributor SCGás has signed gas supply contracts with three new companies: Galp, Tradener and Compass Gás e Energia

In addition, the SCGás renewed its contract with Petrobras, which had been the only fuel supplier in the state so far.

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