In Brazil, all the subsidiaries of the Group are now ENGIE since July 18, 2016. For years, the group provides green energies, gas, energy efficiency services, engineering and smart solutions for cities.

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Leader of renewable energies, gas transport and storage

ENGIE is now the largest private electricity producer in the country, with 10, 212 MW of installed capacity, through its 28 production facilities. ENGIE is also continuously expanding its renewable energy production in the country.

In wind power, the 115 MW Trairi wind farm entered recently into service, while ENGIE announced 950 MW of additional wind capacity, which will gradually become operational over the next six years. In solar power, the Group is now building the solar power plant Assú (30 MW), in the northeast, and owns the solar power plant Cidade Azul (3MW) in the South.

Its position as a driving force of the energy transition in Brazil is highlighted by the development of the hydropower plant Jirau (3,750 MW - 40% ENGIE), in the Madeira River, Rondônia, and which will generate enough renewable energy to power 10 million Brazilian households. 

In April 2016, the group entered the distributed generation Brazilian market with the acquisition of 50% of the company GD Brasil Energia Solar, one of the leaders in the Brazilian market of distributed solar generation. The company was then renamed to ENGIE. The investment value may reach R$ 24.28 million.

ENGIE also expands its activities in the gas value chain, looking to take advantage of the Group’s expertise in these areas to provide a new set of solutions to current and potential clients. Next steps include calls for bids in gas transport and exploring the prospect of building a gas storage site near Salvador de Bahia.

Decentralized and digital solutions for cities and territories

Regarding its ambition to become a Business to Territories (BtoT) solutions provider, ENGIE’s initial focus is on telecommunication, urban mobility, risk management systems & security, public lighting airports and digital solutions in cities.

The Group has been a partner of the city of Rio de Janeiro for over 15 years, by operating a large video-monitoring system and telecommunications network. ENGIE has developed for instance for the “Centro de Operações do Rio” (Rio Operations Center) a video-monitoring system with a unified graphic user interface for access and fine control of 650 cameras from different manufacturers. This system has been essential for the security during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In 2013, the Group implemented a first innovative solution of automatic detection of incidents in the tunnel of Linha Amarela, one of the vital traffic routes in Rio de Janeiro.

Then, in 2014, the Company signed for the revamping of the security system of the Rio Niterói Bridge. At least, in last April the group signed a contract with the city of Niterói (Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area) related to the design, development and deployment of an innovative technological solution aiming at improving the traffic flow in the city, a first in Latin America.

Now ENGIE is targeting some short term opportunities in the electric car-sharing system in the cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and the public lighting PPPs in Niterói, Jaboatão dos Guararapes (Recife metropolitan area) and some municipalities in Minas Gerais state.