Distributed Generation

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In April 2012, ANEEL Normative Resolution No. 482/2012 came into force, with this resolution the Brazilian consumer can generate his electricity from renewable sources and supply the surplus to the distribution network of his locality. In distributed generation, energy is generated as close to the place of consumption.

Distributed Generation

Brazil's energy tariffs are the most expensive in the world with high tax rates. Since the ANEEL Resolution in 2012, the Distributed Generation Market has grown considerably due to its advantages.
ANEEL established the difference between mini-generation and micro-generation, check it out: 

Mini-generation: Electricity generator system, with an installed power greater than 75 kW and less than or equal to 3 MW (for water sources) and less than or equal to 5 MW for other renewable sources (Solar, wind, biomass and qualified cogeneration).

Micro-generation: Electricity generating system through renewable sources, with installed power less than
75 kW (kilowatts).

In the Distributed Generation system, the consumer remains connected to the energy distribution concessionaire's network, thus guaranteeing the supply of electricity when there is no power generation. And all surplus energy goes to the distribution network as a form of loan and, when necessary, returns to the consumer as a form of energy credits, offsetting the energy consumed. These energy credits are valid for 60 months, thus being an excellent advantage, since the generating systems can suffer seasonally with periods of greater or lesser generation.


Financial Economics
up to 25%
Ease of Management
Without Tariff Flag
Social and Environmental Awareness

According to ANEEL data, Brazil has already reached the 1GW mark in Distributed Generation.

In the electrical sector, distributed generation is equivalent to the smartphone revolution in telecommunications, said ANEEL's director general, André Pepitone. The generator system most used by Brazilians is the photovoltaic solar system with 82,600 micro and mini plants and about 870 megawatts (MW) of installed power. Second is the production by hydroelectric generating plants (CGHs), with 86 plants and 81.3 MW of power.
Main generating states are:

1º Minas Gerais with 16.7 thousand generation units and 212.3 MW of installed power; 

2º Rio Grande do Sul with 12 thousand units, 144.4 MW; 

3º São Paulo with 14.500 units , 117.4 MW

In all, there are 82.9 thousand
generating plants in the country

There are more than 114.3 thousand consumer units that receive credits for the energy generated. Check out the Distributed Generation Consumer Classes:
Consumption Class Amount Number of UCs receiving credits Installed Power (kW)
Comercial 35.631 62.506 993.564,93
Street lighting 11 15 309,10
Industrial 5.305 7.631 255.162,95
Public Power 780 1.083 33.862,03
Residential 144.008 171.659 899.096,51
Rural 12.802 19.247 294.858,40
Public Service 82 86 2.515,87
Source: ANEEL
Total plants: 198.619
Total UCs receiving credits: 262.227
Total Power: 2.479.369,79 kW.

The GNPW Group has the competence to develop distributed energy generation projects in agreement with the client or according to market demand.

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