Seizing free-market opportunities

Major players such as CPFL Renováveis and Renova Energia believe that wind’s presence will continue to grow on the free market, which has 1GW of projects selling power already.

Renova Energy is top of the rankings of vendors in the unregulated market.

With contracts equivalent to 545MW, it is selling 40% of its total portfolio outside the government tender framework.

“The power sector is going through a turbulent time and that favours our business in the free market,” says Esoani Portes Junior, Renova’s new-business and commercial superintendent. “Prices are high and consumers are wary.”

He expects his company to keep growing in the segment.

“Given the scale we have, we can construct wind farms with 5MW or 50MW with the same costs. There is Log in to read complete article.

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