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Wind energy ranks as the second largest energy source in Brazil with growth of 14.7% in 2019.
According to the National Electric System Operator (ONS), in November 2019, the Northeast region presented new records for wind generation with a peak of 9,755 MW and a capacity factor of 83.2%.
Currently, wind generation represents about 8.6% of the country’s energy matrix, reaching the mark of 15.1GW of installed capacity, there are more than 7,000 wind turbines spread throughout Brazil in 601 wind farms, reducing up to 28,000,000 tons of CO 2 , per year.
According to the report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency, IRENA in English, wind farms can meet up to 35% of global energy needs, making it the main source of generation in the world by 2050.
To contribute to this goal, ENGIE Brasil Energia, the largest private energy generator and trader in the country, has made investments aimed at creating new wind farms. Campo Largo was the first investment in wind energy in Bahia, bringing together, in its first phase, 11 wind farms, with 121 wind turbines and an installed capacity of 326.7 MW.
In June 2019, we started works on the Campo Largo 2 wind farm, which is being built next to two other sets: Campo Largo I (326.7 MW) and Umburanas (360 MW).
The project will be ENGIE’s largest wind complex in the world, with 361.2 MW of installed capacity and the energy generated being sold 100% to Free Market customers.
With this new investment, we seek to register Campo Largo 2 in the UN Clean Development Mechanism, thus contributing to an increasingly clean energy matrix.
GUARANTEED RENEWABLE ENERGY
For companies in a hurry for the future and thinking about the next generations, reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the use of renewable energies is a way of adding value to companies and contributing to a low carbon economy.
In this context, we take another step to assist in the sustainable development process through Engie-REC s , renewable energy supply contracts in the free market that guarantee beyond the power generation source, exclusive of the environmental attribute from wind farms and ENGIE hydroelectric plants.
L’ORÉAL BRASIL IS ALREADY PARTNER WITH ENGIE IN THE ENERGY TRANSITION
One of the goals of the organization is to reduce 100% of carbon dioxide emissions throughout its production process. To achieve this goal, it counts on ENGIE’s partnership in guaranteeing the exclusive use of electricity from renewable sources in all its units, through ENGIE-REC contracts.
With this measure, L’Oréal Brasil will stop emitting 7,000 tons of CO 2 into the atmosphere, equivalent to planting more than 43,000 trees. The wind energy that supplies the factories, distribution centers, research center and the headquarters of L´Oréal Brasil is generated at ENGIE’s Wind Farm, in the municipality of Trairi, Ceará.