The A-5 energy auction in 2014, held on November 28, allowed the hiring of 51 power plants from various sources. Altogether 4979.8 MW of power was hired, which will help supply the market in 2019.
Twelve thermal plants were sold, with eight biomass, one coal and three natural gas projects. Three SHP (Small Hydroelectric Plants) and 36 wind power plants were also auctioned.
The A-5 auction in 2014 sold R$ 114.5 billion in contracts between sellers and buyers of electricity. With the discount of the event, the savings by the contracts was approximately R$ 2 billion. The projects will generate investments of R$ 15.2 billion.