Energy investment should reach R$ 329 billion

By 2030, R$ 329 billion will be invested in the national electricity sector. Of the total resources, R$ 5 billion are planned for 2021. It is expected that by December this year, more than 4,800 MW of expansion of centralized generation will be in operation, with 2,600 MW of photovoltaic or wind sources.

The announcement was made by the Minister of Mines and Energy, Bento Albuquerque, during an online event organized by the National Electric System Operator (ONS) last month. The meeting brought together 350 guests, including leaders and professionals in the sector. 

At the opening of the event, the minister said that the outlook for the sector remain positive. "By 2030, R$ 329 billion should be invested in the electricity sector, considering generation and transmission. For this year, we estimate investments in the order of R$ 5 billion in energy generation", he said.

On the forecast of expansion made for this year, Albuquerque explained that the amount will be distributed in 145 projects, located in 20 states, and 9,000 kilometers of transmission lines are expected.

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