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Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Endesa, sight wind power in the state.
Every day, technicians are monitoring the company's wind-power farms, with the goal of developing generation projects.
Since 2007, the company monitors wind, in Ceará, with the aim of developing projects to generate.
With a still incipient participation in the energy market in Brazil - 5% in distribution and only 1% in generation - Endesa group ,  controller of the Energy Company of Ceará (Coelce) already looks carefully the potential that represents the national territory for future investments. In the list of opportunities, the wind energy production is emphasized, with the state in the sights of the projects, according to the diary was found exclusively in the Northeast.
According to André Moragas Coast, Office of Institutional Relations and Communication, Endesa already has, since 2007, 15 wind measurement towers in the states of Ceara, Rio Grande do Norte and Rio Grande do Sul.  Daily, technical the company are monitoring these locations, with the aim of developing projects to generate such additional power in order auctions promoted wind energy in Brazil.
"The distribution market is consolidated. Thus, to grow in this segment would only occur through merger or acquisition of other companies, which is more difficult. But in the case of the generation market, we have several new energy projects, stimulated by auctions held, of the federal government, "he says.
Promising market

What makes Brazil says da Costa, as the country with the largest growth opportunities for the company's because, besides encouraging the sector, Endesa also owns low insertion in the national energy - 5% in distribution and only 1% generation - unlike others countries in South America, where the company also operates, and  where it reaches levels above 30% in both segments. This, despite on Brazil's focus that currently hold 25% of Endesa's assets in whole Latin America.
In the Chilean market, Endesa owns 35% in energy distribution and 34% in generation. In Peru, the proportion reaches 21% and 33% respectively. In Colombia the company stands out with 15% in distribution and 22% in generation. While in the Argentine market it participates with 15% and 22%, respectively.

In the Brazilian market, as well as Coelce, Endesa owns the Ampla, in Rio de Janeiro; Endesa Cachoeira, Goias, and Endesa CIEN, Rio Grande do Sul The company, a holding company owned by Spanish Endesa, was established in 2005 to administer the distribution business, generation, transmission and marketing of energy in the country.

 In the distribution area, with businesses Ampla and Coelce, it serves a total of 15 million people in states of Rio de Janeiro and Ceará. Currently, 92% of Endesa's capital belongs to the Italian group Enel, which since 2007 was already a shareholder of the company, the time together with Acciona, with the remaining 8% sprayed among other shareholders.

To generation, through Endesa Endesa Fortaleza and Cachoeira, the company has a capacity of 1,004 MW of energy. In transmission, it acts on the connection of 2,200 MW between Brazil and Argentina, made by Endesa Cien. Altogether, Endesa Brazil has 16,709 direct employees and collaborators.

In the case of the unit from Ceará.
The installed capacity is 346.63 MW, enough to supply one third of all energy consumed in Ceará. Located between Caucaia and Sao Goncalo do Amarante, the company is housed within of the Industrial and Port Complex Pecém (CIPP). In 2009, the thermal energy generated 528.64 GWh of total gross revenues of R$ 664.2 million and net income of R$ 254.7 million. This year, only the first three days of August, the generation has reached 168 MW.
With the expectation of reduced employment from 2,500 to 2,000 MW, according to executive director of the Association of Wind Energy (Abeeólica), Pedro Perrelli, the energy price in auctions for contracting projects for power generation based on the winds will be £ 167/MWh for both auctions: reserve and A-3.
The auctions, including biomass and small hydro (small hydroelectric) are planned for today and tomorrow, and both categories have specific characteristics regarding the fate of the energy generated, according to the Energy Research Company (EPE) Technically that enabled companies had shown interest in participating in the contest.
The auction reserve aims to ensure the supply of electricity in the country where they occur increased demand.

Another objective is to contribute to the recovery of water reservoirs, responsible for the overwhelming majority of the energy generated in the country

The energy gained from the sale of A-3, in which all projects must be submitted within three years after the conquest of the license is intended to supply the market demand.

This demand must be indicated by the distributors of energy this  programming  must to be previously submitted to EPE and that comply with the Energy Development Plan established for the period 2010 to 2019.

Since August 13, the companies authorized by EPE had to deposit guarantees, the Board of Electric Energy Commercialization (CCEE), to participate in auctions.

In all, 316 wind projects have been enabled for the auction reserve, totaling 8202 MW, which should be in full operation in September 2013. In offering A-3, 320 wind projects have been cleared, with 8034 MW generation and should be in October 2013, within the time limit for this type of event, which is three years from the license.

Corresponding to the wind potential of the state, the enterprises of Ceará stand out in the race. In all are, 96 projects which Ceará state has enabled for the Auction Reserve Alternative Sources.

In A-3, are 92 enterprises of Ceará enabled, these projects leave the state in second place, trailing only Rio Grande do Norte, who leads in number of projects.

Arce holds 1st fleet review by the Prainha

The Public Services Regulatory Agency of Delegates of the State of Ceará (Arce) will be held today, the first agreement provided for supervision of decentralization, agreed with the National Agency of Electric Energy. The visit of the technicians from Arce will occur at the plant from the beach of Prainha, in Aquiraz.
In the agreement, the Arce was licensed to regulate the operations of 10 plants from Ceará. "There, we will make a diagnosis of the plant.  We come to find out if she is doing what it was thought," says Eugene Bittencourt, coordinator of Arce energy.
According to him; he will evaluate the environmental licenses of operation, the record of occurrence in the daily bulletins of operation, as well as, the rules and the concession contracts that govern the plant, "among other things."

The next plants to be inspected will be Lagoa do Mato and Canoa Quebrada, in Aracati, both in September.

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