55 GW Solar Registered For Brazil’s A-5 Auction

Brazil’s EPE Registers 115 GW New Energy Capacity For A-5 & A-6 Auctions

55 GW Solar Registered For Brazil’s A-5 Auction

Pictured is Google translation of EPE document that details the new energy capacity it has registered for A-5 and A-6 auctions scheduled to be held on September 16, 2022. (Source: Empresa de Pesquisa Energética)

  • EPE has registered 115 GW of new energy capacity for A-5 and A-6 auctions out of which solar PV is eligible for A-5
  • Of the 83 GW registered for A-5 auction, solar PV represents the largest share with 55.82 GW
  • For A-6 auction, 56.13 GW capacity in total has been registered; both the auctions will take place on September 16, 2022

Brazil’s Energy Research Office of Empresa de Pesquisa Energética (EPE) has registered 114.86 GW new energy capacity for both A-5 and A-6 auctions to be held on September 16, 2022 out of which solar capacity accounts for 55.82 GW.

Solar PV is eligible to participate only in the A-5 auction for which the agency has registered a total of 2,044 projects representing 83 GW capacity. It has the largest share compared to 23.15 GW wind, 1.51 GW hydropower, 1.32 GW biogas and coal, 1 GW biomass, and 180 MW municipal solid waste (MSW).

For solar and wind power projects, the government is offering a contract period of 15 years.

In comparison, for A-6 auction the EPE has registered 722 projects representing 56.13 GW capacity comprising wind, hydro, biomass, natural gas and MSW power generation technologies.

With registered capacity in, the agency will now analyze projects for technical qualification post which shortlisted companies will be eligible to enter the auction.

EPE says more than 61% of registered projects for both the auctions chose to take advantage of documentation from the previous auctions. So, calculating only unique ventures registered for both the auctions, a total of 2,104 projects with 114.86 GW was registered. However, overall the number was 139 GW from 2,766 projects registered.

Detailed list of registered projects is available on EPE’s website in Portuguese language.

The Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) had announced the date for both the auctions in April 2022 (see Brazil’s A-5 & A-6 Auctions On Sept. 16, 2022).

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