Marcos Antonio Grecco Solar Energy in Brazil

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Investing in Solar Energy in Brazil by Marcos Antonio Grecco

Marcos Antonio Grecco

Marcos Antonio Grecco

Marcos Antonio Grecco is the founder of GNPW Group.

Since 2005 the Brazilian government provides private companies the opportunity to sell energy in the long term regulated market, where not one, but practically all utility companies take a stake as off-takers in 15 to 30-year power purchase agreements.
This PPA, according Mr. Marcos Grecco, becomes one powerful diversified instrument to generate predictable cash-flow (over 30 private and state-owned companies, with sovereign guarantees from the government for each one). 
Along with solar energy’s low operational risk, Brazil’s high solar resource – almost twofold greater than leading solar energy countries, such as
Germany and Spain. And tax and tariff incentives from the government, Brazil is providing a backdrop for extremely interesting solar generation investment opportunities, with surprising risk-adjusted returns expected from highly predictable cash flows.
In the path of solar energy growth in Brazil, the GNPW Group has been developing approximately 1GW of solar projects. In addition to the projects that the group currently holds in the area of gas with thermoelectric projects associated with LNG terminals operated with FSRU. We expect that in the next 5 years we will have a portfolio of more than 5GW in energy projects in Brazil, informs the CEO of the GNPW Group, Mr. Marcos Grecco

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According our CEO, Mr. Marcos Grecco, Brazil is Latin America’s largest renewable energy market. The country presents one of the greatest commitments to renewable energy, and continued investment is expected in solar, wind, and hydropower capacity growth.
With approximately 76% of its electricity from renewable resources, Brazils energy matrix shows wind and hydropower as major sources in its expansion, with a new focus on solar energy development next – provided Brazil creates an encouraging framework to parallel its competitivity compared wind power.
According to Bloomberg, until 2040 over US$ 10 trillion should be invested in new energy generation projects worldwide, where over US$ 7 Trillion will be destined to solar and wind power. With solar energy implementation costs expected to deflate approximately 66% by then, Mr. Marcos Grecco believe that solar energy is poised to be on the leading edge of these investments.
Stable, long term cash flows are what make an asset an attractive investment, and that is what the governments energy planning agencies aim to provide. In a joint effort of MME (Ministry of Mines and Energy), ANEEL (National Electric Energy Agency), EPE (Energy Research Agency), and CCEE (Electric Energy Commerce Chamber), the main authorities in energy regulation, Brazil has become one of the most robust and diversified energy investment environments.

Framework Agreement Ceremony for the LNG Supply of TPP Porto de Sergipe I

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This Wednesday (27) Golar GNPW took part in the signature ceremony of its framework agreement for LNG supply with ExxonMobil for TPP Porto de Sergipe I. With installed capacity of 1,5GW, the project amounted 78,9% of all the energy contracted in the A-5 auction of April 2015.

Among the people who attended the event was the Governor of Sergipe, Jackson Barreto, Rob Franklin, President of ExxonMobil Gas and Power Marketing Company, Vice President Richard Guerrant, Gary Smith CEO of Golar Management, and others.

“This project firms the potential of Sergipe to supply energy to the rest of the country. Despite the fact that the project will not be finished during my term as governor, it will have already started, will be very well structured and generating results for our state and for our country. It’s a big step for the future of our generations, an innovation for the state of Sergipe, creating jobs, work and happiness for my people. From de governments side, it will be given all the support and transparency in our relations.”, said Jackson Barreto in his speech.


GNPW Projects Authorized to Bid A-5 2016 Power Auction

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This Wednesday (13) the Official Union Journal released the definitions of “physical guarantee” amounts of energy from Thermal Power Plants for the 2016 A-5 Power Auction that will provide energy power to be delivered starting 2021.

Within these, three projects developed by GNPW are authorized to bid based on economic merit, which are TPP Amapá GNPW, coal-fired, TPP Governador Marcelo Deda and TPP Laranjeiras I, both powered by natural gas.

The auction is scheduled to take place April 29th.

More information about the auction may be found at EPE website.

Union Official Journal nº 70 Section 1