Energy transmission auction seeks investments of R$18 billion

Energy transmission auction seeks investments of R$18 billion


Aneel auction will offer transmission lines and substations in 14 states| Photo: Pixabay

The National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel) auctions this Thursday (28) the concessions for 6,464 kilometers of new transmission lines and sections, to be built in 14 states.

In total, the winners of the 15 lots will have to pay R$ 18.2 billion in investment, according to Aneel projections, which makes this the second largest event of its kind ever held by the municipality.

The largest to date was the auction held in December last year, which included 4,471 kilometers of transmission lines in three lots, with an expected investment of R$21.7 billion. Lot 1, which alone should receive R$18 billion, was won by the Chinese State Grid, which proposed to receive R$1.9 billion in Permitted Annual Revenue (RAP).

In transmission auctions, whoever offers the lowest RAP wins the public electricity transmission service concession for 30 years.

In this Thursday’s event, six of the 15 lots have a planned investment of more than R$1 billion, with the highlight being Bahia and Minas Gerais. It is estimated that to build around a thousand kilometers of transmission and two substations in these states the cost will be R$3.4 billion.

The construction period of 72 months in lot 12 also draws attention. The justification, according to Aneel, is that the operation of the lot depends on the delivery of the Graça Aranha substation, which was part of lot 1 of transmission auction nº 2/2023.

Some companies have already confirmed that they will be at the event, such as Alupar and Engie, according to the newspaper “Valor Econômico”. Taesa and Isa Cteep gave up. The great expectation is about Eletrobras. The company made nine bids on 12 lots in the last auction and this time it should come with more force.


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