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Energy Newsletter | May 2024

June 12th, 2024

In order to keep our clients informed about the current landscape of the main energy and natural resources sectors in Brazil, we have prepared the Energy Newsletter, a monthly bulletin with the main news of the energy market.

This information channel is the result of the collaboration between our “Oil & Gas” and “Energy” teams.

The newsletter was designed within the context of the energy transition that is being targeted in Brazil, and drafted as a complete source of information about the dynamic Brazilian energy market within the oil, natural gas, electricity and renewable energy sectors.

Enjoy reading!

This newsletter is for informative purposes only and does not constitute legal advice for any specific operation or business. For more information, please contact our legal team.

Oil and Gas


Bidding Rounds: ANP adopts a new resolution on bidding procedures

On May 26, 2023, the Board of the Brazilian National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (“ANP”) approved the resolution on bidding procedures for the granting of exploration, recovery, and production activities of oil and natural gas under open acreage and production sharing regimes.

The new resolution unifies the bidding procedures for open acreage and production sharing regimes, previously regulated by ANP Resolutions No. 18/2015 and No. 24/2013, respectively.

Now, the open acreage is also the subject of the new resolution, which establishes the annual updating of registration documents for companies registered in this category.

Click here to access the article.


CADE and Petrobras approve amendments to cease and desist agreements of refining and gas markets

On May 22, 2024, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (“CADE”) approved two amendments to the Cease and Desist Agreements (“TCCs”) entered into by CADE and Petrobras for the opening of the refining and natural gas markets.

The Cease and Desist Agreement for the Refining Market (“TCC Refino”) was executed on May 25, 2019, and established, among other commitments, the sale of eight refineries by Petrobras. By executing the new amendment to TCC Refino, the commitment was expressly changed in order to address solely the obligation to divest the following units already sold by the company:

  • Unidade de Industrialização de Xisto (SIX)
  • Refinaria Landulpho Alves (RLAM)
  • Refinaria Issac Sabá (REMAN)

As a result, the Executive Board of Petrobras withdrew the following assets from its divestment portfolio:

  • Refinaria Presidente Getúlio Vargas (REPAR)
  • Refinaria Abreu e Lima (RNEST)
  • Refinaria Gabriel Passos (REGAP)
  • Refinaria Alberto Pasqualini (REFAP)
  • Refinaria Lubrificantes e Derivados do Nordeste (LUBNOR)

In addition, the amendment to TCC Refino includes new commitments, summarized below:

  • New obligations of a behavioral nature to provide CADE with monitoring mechanisms, in a controlled environment, of data involving Petrobras’ commercial performance in the oil and derivatives market (crude oil) within Brazil, allowing verification of the non-discriminatory nature of prices charged by Petrobras.
  • Publication, by Petrobras, of general non-discriminatory commercial guidelines for shipping oil by sea to any independent refinery in Brazil.
  • Executing frame agreements with any independent refinery within Brazil for sea shipments. This contract model establishes the basic conditions for trading a volume of oil, on a cargo by cargo basis, by securing that the obligation to buy and sell will only be undertaken if both parties reach a pricing agreement, thus ensuring it is in line with the market conditions in force at the closing of each deal. In addition, these agreements must provide, for a period of three working days, the secured supply of minimum monthly oil volume to be shipped by Petrobras.

Conversely, the Cease and Desist Agreement for the Gas Market (“TCC Gás”) had to be revised for compliance with Law 14,134/2021 (New Gas Law). Thus, the amendment executed now establishes additional protections to the election process of independent members to the Board of Directors of Transportadora Brasileira Gasoduto Bolívia-Brasil S.A (“TBG”). In addition, the selection of board members must be advised by an independent headhunter, who will provide a triple list of candidates, in compliance with the requirements on independence provided for in TCC Gás.

The amendment to TCC Gás also provides for the independence of TBG’s Commercial Directorate in relation to Petrobras, as well as the impossibility of transferring Petrobras’ employees, or of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, to integrate TBG’s Commercial Directorate.

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Open Acreage: ANP approves changes in insurance guarantee models

On May 29, 2024, the ANP’s Board approved the review of the insurance guarantee models provided for in the bidding rounds for exploration and production of oil and natural gas.

These models ensure compliance with the Minimum Exploratory Program (“PEM”), in the case of exploratory blocks, or the Initial Work Program (“PTI”), regarding areas with marginal accumulations.

The ANP highlighted that the amendment to the models is necessary due to changes in the requirements for issuing the insurance guarantee established by the Superintendence of Private Insurance (“SUSEP”), as provided for in SUSEP Circular No. 662/2022.

Among the changes in the policies, the definitions and clauses that stand out concern the loss of rights, claim, and loss characterization, indemnity, and duration. The objective was to comply with all SUSEP regulations applicable to guarantee insurance.

Click here to read the ANP’s release.



ANP approves offering and contracting process of natural gas transportation capacity from 2024-2028

On April 30, 2024, the ANP approved the beginning of the Offering and Contracting Process of Natural Gas Transportation Capacity from 2024 to 2028.

The process will be carried out by Nova Transportadora do Sudeste (“NTS”) and supervised by the ANP. In addition, the draft of NTS master contract – the execution of which is a requirement to participate in the process – was approved.

The Offering and Contracting Process of Transportation Capacity will use the tariff proposal approved by the ANP’s Collegiate Board on April 25, 2024. The supporting documentation for the offering, including its schedule, is available both on the Carrier’s Capacity Offering Portal (POC) as well as on the ANP’s website.

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State-owned pre-salt company executes agreement with B3 to auction oil and gas

On May 07, 2024, Pré-Sal Petróleo (“PPSA”), a state-owned company representing the Federal Government in production sharing contracts, executed an agreement with B3 to auction the Federal Government’s share in oil and gas, which is extracted from the areas located in the pre-salt. 

PPSA’s CEO, Tabita Loureiro, announced that in the first auction, three lots of the Mero oil field and one lot of the Búzios oil field will be offered, both located in the Santos Basin. The first two Mero lots will have a load of 10 million barrels each, while the third lot, also integrating Mero’s oil field, will have 10.5 million barrels. The Búzios oil field will be PPSA’s fourth lot, offering 2.5 million barrels. Petrobras is the operator in both oil fields.

PPSA also estimates that the Federal Government’s production will rise from the current 50 thousand barrels per day (barrels/day) to 103 thousand barrels/day in 2025, and 564 thousand barrels/day in 2029.

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According to study, Brazil can account for 10% of global oil demand in 2050

On May 08, 2024, the Brazilian Petroleum and Gas Institute (“IBP”) published the study “Fair Energy Transition: The Oil and Gas sector in Brazil”, carried out by Coppe/UFRJ and coordinated by professors Roberto Schaeffer, Alexandre Szklo, and Pedro Rochedo.

According to the analysis carried out, Brazil can account for 10% of the global oil demand estimated in the next 30 years.

Roberto Ardenghy, IBP’s president, verified that it is paramount to consider that Brazilian oil is of low carbon intensity and adaptable to the international refining market. In addition, Ardenghy highlighted that the use of fossil sources in Brazil can be maintained, especially due to the potential for negative emissions in sectors such as agriculture, forestry, and land use, in combination with the application of biomass technology for carbon capture and storage. This approach is based on the concept of global equity, aimed at ensuring energy security, combating energy poverty, and fostering investments in renewable sources.

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ANP concludes approval process of 4th OPC Cycle

On May 09, 2024, the ANP published the supplementary approval of the results from the 4th Cycle of the Concession Open Acreage (“OPC”), held on December 13, 2023.

As a result, the ANP concludes the approval process of the 4th OPC Cycle. As clarified by the ANP, the supplementary approval refers to three exploratory blocks, purchased by two – duly qualified – winning bidders in the public session. The remaining 189 blocks as well as the marginal accumulation area had been previously awarded in March 2024.

Click here to access the ANP’s release.


Oil is set to become leader in Brazil’s exports

On May 09, 2024, Valor Econômico published an article on the prominence of oil and its rise towards becoming the number one product in Brazil’s 2024 export agenda.

Thanks to oil exports, the record shipment revenue from January to April experienced a rise and nearly matched soybean’s – which is at the top of the ranking for the period mentioned –, with a gap of only USD 300 million.

In addition, according to the news, there was an increase in the value of oil (29.3%) and iron ore (24.8%) shipped from January to April, compared to the same months in 2023. Thus, for José Augusto de Castro, president of the Brazilian Foreign Trade Association (AEB), oil is set to become the number one commodity in Brazil’s export agenda this year.

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Petrobras announces a reduction in natural gas prices

On May 10, 2024, Petrobras announced the approval of new trading categories for selling natural gas to state distributors and free consumers, which could lead to a reduction in the molecule price by up to 35%.

Petrobras will offer a price reduction mechanism in natural gas sale contracts that are currently in force with distributors. Thanks to the new mechanism, these distributors will be able to obtain an additional reduction of up to 10% in gas molecule prices based on their performance. This measure will extend the accumulated 25% drop in the average price of the molecule since the beginning of 2023, potentially reaching a total reduction of up to 35%.

For free consumers, Petrobras will offer a new range of sale products under more tailored conditions. This is part of Petrobras’ strategy to strengthen and expand the free market, thus making it more competitive and diverse.

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Updates on the TCU proceeding concerning irregularities in the sale of energy credits in MMGD

On April 18, 2024, the National Electric Energy Agency (“ANEEL”) submitted Official Letter No. 20/2024-AIN/Aneel to the Federal Court of Accounts (“TCU”), in response to the TCU’s request for an opinion on the alleged sale of energy credits within the scope of Distributed Microgeneration and Minigeneration (“MMGD”).

On this occasion, ANEEL clarified that it does not have the power to halt the formation and irregular operation of cooperatives, consortia, and associations, or act against broadcast advertisements that supposedly differ from the offered service. ANEEL also clarified that energy distributors have the authority to adopt the necessary measures if evidence is found of undue energy framing or irregular receipt of benefits associated with the Electric Energy Offset System (“SCEE”).

In addition, on May 10, 2024, the TCU submitted a new letter to ANEEL, requesting additional information on how ANEEL will act to regulate the matter and inspect these practices considered to be irregular, so that ANEEL can sign a commitment agreement with the TCU.

Access the TCU proceeding in full.



MME submits decree regarding the extension of distribution concessions to the Chief of Staff

On May 23, 2024, the Ministry of Mines and Energy (“MME”) submitted a draft decree regulating the bidding process and the extension of energy distribution concessions to the Chief of Staff for analysis.

According to the draft decree:

  • Distribution concessions that have not been extended may be extended or tendered for 30 years;
  • The extension is subject to proof of adequate service provision, which includes an assessment of the frequency and average duration of service interruptions;
  • The request for an extension must be submitted at least 36 months before the end of the contract. If the concession is declared expired during the processing of the extension request, it must be rejected;
  • ANEEL will be in charge of drafting the addendum to the concession contract, which must contain clauses to ensure the economic and financial sustainability of the distributors, consumer satisfaction and energy efficiency, among other aspects; and
  • Concessions that have not been extended or that have been terminated must be tendered.

Access the article in full.





Heavy rains in Rio Grande do Sul: measures adopted by the sector’s institutions

In response to the challenges posed by the heavy rains in Rio Grande do Sul, ANEEL, the National Electric System Operator (“ONS”), and the Electric Energy Commercialization Chamber (“CCEE”) adopted measures to mitigate the effects of these events on the power sector.

On May 08, 2024, the ONS presented the ongoing actions to maintain electricity security in the state at the ordinary meeting of the Electric Sector Monitoring Committee (“CMSE”). These include meetings with generating agents in the region, increasing reliability in the National Interconnected System (“SIN”) by meeting load demands in the state, among other measures.

On May 14, 2024, ANEEL Normative Resolution (“REN”) No. 1,092/2024 was published, establishing measures to simplify the rules for providing public electricity distribution services in Rio Grande do Sul. According to the resolution, the Rio Grande do Sul event was classified as an act of God and force majeure. In addition, the distribution company must prioritize urgent and emergency services, provide energy for essential services and activities, reduce scheduled shutdowns, among other actions.

Regarding the CCEE, on May 28, 2024, Order No. 1,530/2024 was published, which delegated temporary powers to the CCEE to act in specific situations arising from the state of calamity. With regard to the agents affected, until the state of public calamity in Rio Grande do Sul is declared extinct, the CCEE can:

  1. suspend disconnection processes and assess the need for opening new processes;
  2. request the reaccounting of contracts that have not been executed due to the failure to provide guarantees;
  3. suspend the submission of notification terms or make deadlines more flexible for processes involving penalties for insufficient physical energy guarantee.

Access the ONS page with measures taken in Rio Grande do Sul.

Access Order No. 1,530, of May 21, 2024.

Access REN No. 1092, of May 14, 2024, in full.


ANEEL publishes Technological Maturity Assessment and Communication Guides for RDI and EE Programs

On May 08, 2024, ANEEL released the Technological Maturity Assessment and Communication Guides for the Research, Development and Innovation (“RDI”) and Energy Efficiency (“EE”) Programs. These guides aim to increase the level of technological maturity of the solutions developed in ANEEL’s RDI and to guide the communication activities associated with the RDI and EE programs.

Access the Technological Maturity Assessment Guide.

Access the Communication Guide.


Change in the composition of ANEEL’s board of directors scheduled for May 2024

On May 13, 2024, ANEEL’s board of directors approved the names appointed to make up the triple list of alternate directors for Hélvio Guerra, whose term of office ended on May 24, 2024.

ANEEL’s board is made up of five directors and three alternates. The directors are appointed by the President of the Republic and alternate directors are selected from the technical staff of ANEEL and submitted to the President. The alternates occupy the vacant positions of the directors for up to 180 days, in the order in which they are appointed.

The appointed names for the triple list were:

List 1 – Maria Luiza Ferreira Caldwell, Ivo Sachi Nazareno and Carlos Alberto Calixto Mattar.

List 2 – Joseanne Carla de Aguiar Santos, Daniel Cardoso Danna and Adriana de Carvalho Drummond Vivan; and

List 3 – Ludimila Lima da Silva, Francisco José Pereira da Silva and Paulo Luciano de Carvalho.

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Government establishes new Basic Production Process for Energy Storage Systems

On May 14, 2024, MDIC/MCTI Interministerial Ordinance No. 54/2024 was published by the Ministries of Development, Industry, Trade and Services (“MDIC”) and Science, Technology and Innovation. The ordinance establishes the Basic Production Process (“PPB”) for Battery Energy Storage Systems (“BESS”), industrialized in Brazil. This process is composed by the stages and scores listed in the tables in the annexes to the ordinance in question.

Access Interministerial Ordinance No. 54/2024.


ANEEL approves draft notice for the 2nd Transmission Auction of 2024

On May 15, 2024, Aneel’s board of directors approved the draft notice for the 2nd Transmission Auction of 2024. Lots will be auctioned for the implementation of transmission facilities located in the states of Bahia, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Paraná, São Paulo, Santa Catarina, and Rio Grande do Sul.

The estimated investment is BRL 3.76 billion. In order to stimulate competition, Lot 1 has been divided into sublots 1A and 1B, which can be contracted in full or separately. The public auction session is scheduled for September 27, 2024.

The draft public notice will be subsequently submitted for analysis by the TCU and the public notice is expected to be published in August.

Access the article in full.


ONS initiates external consultation on demand response regulatory sandbox

On May 16, 2024, the ONS launched an external consultation on the Demand Response Regulatory Sandbox – Product Availability. This initiative is provided for in ANEEL REN No. 1,040/2022 and ANEEL Authorizing Resolution (REA) No. 12,600/2022.

Interested parties can access the minutes of the notice, contract, and operational routine for consultation. In addition, the ONS Technical Note, which subsidizes this process, is also available for analysis.

Access the article in full.


Amendment to the Power Trading Agreement and proof of physical energy guarantee for sale

On May 21, 2024, REN ANEEL No. 1,090/2024 was published, which includes paragraphs 1 and 2 to Article 7 of REN No. 957/2021 (CCEE’s Power Trading Agreement), which provides for the obligation, on the part of the seller, to provide proof of physical energy guarantee for the energy trade, or on the part of the buyer to provide proof of sufficient contractual coverage for consumption. According to the paragraphs included, failure to comply with these obligations will result in the application of penalties calculated in accordance with the specific Trading Rules and Procedures, the amount of which will be determined by the Annual Reference Value (RV) in force. The regulation will enter into force as of January 01, 2025.

Access REN No. 1,090/2024.


New criteria for approving the UVC of thermoelectric power plants without a variable cost adjustment mechanism in regulated contracts

On May 28, 2024, REN ANEEL No. 1,093/2024 was published, establishing criteria and procedures for approving the Unit Variable Cost (“UVC”) of thermoelectric power plants that do not have an established variable cost adjustment mechanism in regulated contracts. The regulation also applies to thermoelectric power plants with regulated contracts as long as the supply period has not been initiated.

Access REN No. 1,093/2024.


ANEEL approves amendments to PRORET

On May 22, 2024, REN ANEEL No. 1,091/2024 was published, amending the Tariff Regulation Procedures (“PRORET”). The amendment mainly seeks to improve the procedures relating to the periodic tariff review and annual readjustment of electricity distribution concessionaires.

Access REN No. 1,091/2024.


MME opens public consultation for A-4 and A-6 auctions

On May 23, 2024, the MME opened Public Consultation No. 165/2024 to obtain contributions to the guidelines for the 2024 A-4 and A-6 new energy auctions.

In the A-4 Auction, energy contracts will be offered with a 15-year quantity supply for hydroelectric, wind, solar and thermoelectric projects, including the expansion of existing projects and the implementation of hybrid solutions.

In the A-6 Auction, energy contracts will be offered with a quantity supply of (i) 20 years for hydroelectric projects (CGH, PCH, and UHE up to 50 MW) as well as the expansion of existing hydroelectric facilities with a capacity of up to 50 MW; and (ii) 15 years for wind, solar and thermoelectric sources, including the expansion of existing projects and hybrid solutions.

The public consultation did not specify when the distribution companies would present their need to purchase energy. This information is expected to be published, given the prospect of the free market opening and the overcontracting of energy distribution companies.

Access the public consultation in full.


MME launches Participatory Strategic Planning for 2024-2027

On May 23, 2024, the MME launched the Participatory Strategic Planning for 2024-2027 (“PEP 2024-2027”), which is one of the key components of the MME’s new Governance Policy. The main purpose of PEP 2024-2027 is to align the MME’s public policies with the Federal Government’s guidelines, including the Multi-Year Plan and the Sector Plans for energy and mining.

Access PEP 2024-2027.


ANEEL regulates involuntary overcontracting and the sale of surpluses resulting from the MMGD regime

On May 28, 2024, REN ANEEL No. 1,094/2024 was published, regulating articles 21 and 24 of Law No. 14,300/2022, which provide for involuntary overcontracting and the sale of surplus energy from the MMGD regime.

The regulation defines two ways of calculating involuntary overcontracting under the MMGD regime, based on measured values and the installed power of consumers’ generation equipment. Regarding the public call, the regulation provides that the distribution company can place a call for these MMGD generators, which must join the CCEE and are subject to a maximum price.

Access REN No. 1,094/2024.


Renewables and other Energy Sources 



TCU rejects request by Abeeólica and Absolar to review judgment on TUST/TUSD discounts

On May 15, 2024, the plenary of the TCU issued Judgment No. 955/2024, rejecting the request for review by Associação Brasileira de Energia Eólica e Novas Tecnologias (Abeeólica) and Associação Brasileira de Energia Solar Fotovoltaica (Absolar) of Judgment No. 2. 353/2023, which had ordered ANEEL to address the alleged fractioning of projects in order to benefit from discounts in the Tariffs for the Use of Transmission and Distribution Systems (“TUST/TUSD”) for incentivized sources of projects with power between 30 MW and 300 MW.

The request was rejected for lack of standing to appeal. However, on this occasion, the court clarified that the order to refrain from granting discounts does not apply to authorizations already issued before Judgment No. 2.353/2023-TCU-Plenary.

Access the judgment in full.


ANEEL establishes procedures for applying MP No. 1,212/2024

On May 20, 2024, ANEEL issued Order No. 1,498/2024, which establishes the procedures for applying Article 1 of Provisional Measure (“MP”) No. 1,212/2024, which concerns the extension of the deadlines defined in paragraph 1-C of Article 26 of Law No. 9,427/1996, on the application of the TUST/TUSD discount.

According to the order:

  • Those interested in extending the deadline for implementing their projects in order to guarantee the TUST/TUSD discount must sign the Term of Accession, which must be submitted within 45 days of the request to accede to the MP’s conditions;
  • The performance bond provided for in the MP must be submitted by July 09, 2024, according to the guidelines available on ANEEL’s website;
  • The deadline extension will be formalized by order of ANEEL’s Superintendence of Concessions, Permissions and Authorizations for Electricity Services; and
  • It was established that the bond will only be executed if the project’s installed power differs from the installed power contained in the authorization grant in force at the time of the assessment.

Access ANEEL’s order.


TCU and the TUST/TUSD discount: ANEEL opens public consultation on action plan

In 2023, the TCU accepted a complaint about the practice of splitting generation projects so that they would fall within the legal limit for the TUST/TUSD discount. On this occasion, the TCU determined that ANEEL submit an action plan to regulate the matter by the end of May 2024, in order to prevent the alleged practice.

Accordingly, on May 22, 2024, ANEEL opened Public Consultation No. 013/2024.

The topics up for public consultation are summarized below:

Definition of new regulatory criteria for applying the discount: ANEEL believes that one way of identifying this practice would be to assess the sharing of the connection infrastructure by generating agents and the corresponding controllers of the economic group. Subsequently, ANEEL proposes two measures to regulate the issue:

  1.  Assessing the power injected by the plants with the CCEE, which will now consider the sum of the power injected by the group of plants that share the same connection infrastructure and the same direct corporate control. ANEEL states that this alternative is preferable and involves a lower administrative burden; or
  2. Reviewing the method used by ANEEL to issue authorization grants, combining different projects into a single instrument, taking into account the criteria of the same controlling shareholder and the same connection infrastructure.

Access Public Consultation No. 013/2024.


Issuance of new grants requested by March 02, 2022, and TUST/TUSD discounts: deadline for submitting statement ended on June 03, 2024

On May 24, 2024, ANEEL published Order No. 1,581/2024, approving the procedure for issuing new grants requested by March 02, 2022, and obtaining the TUST/TUSD discount.

 Access the client alert we have prepared on this topic.


Study reveals that energy transition mergers and acquisitions correspond to 27% of energy business developments

On May 23, 2024, a survey published by Bain & Company revealed that global acquisitions associated with energy transition reached 27% of total business developments in the first quarter of 2022, which reflects an increased interest in investments in renewable sectors as compared to 2021 transactions (21%).

According to the study, 72% of energy and natural resource professionals plan to expand into new business areas or develop new growth engines. The new wave of mergers and acquisitions poses a different risk profile from previous business developments, requiring different strategies for value aggregation. Scale agreements are successful due to their quick overall integration, capture of cost synergies and total cultural integration.

Finally, the study suggests building an integrated value chain to provide energy transition products and services, and emphasizes the importance of starting with a clear integration project.

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Student identifies material that could facilitate the production of green hydrogen

A student from the Chemistry Postgraduate Program (“PPGQ”) at the Federal University of Paraíba (“UFPB”) has identified a new material that could facilitate the production of green hydrogen from water. The material is based on the combination of cobalt oxide (Co3O4) with activated carbon, a carbon-based substance. The research project was supported by the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (“CAPES”) and the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (“CNPq”).

Access the article in full.


Eletrobras signs new memorandums of understanding on renewable energy

On May 14, 2024, Eletrobras published a notice to the market, informing that it signed two memorandums of understanding during the World Hydrogen 2024 event:

  1. one with Green Energy Park Global B.V., seeking to contribute to the production of renewable hydrogen and derivatives at competitive prices to boost green economy and energy security; and
  2. another with the state of Ceará, to supply renewable energy to future industrial projects in the state.

Access the notice to the market.


Vote on green hydrogen legal framework postponed by a week

The Special Committee on Green Hydrogen has decided to postpone the vote on Bill No. 2,308/2023, which establishes the National Low Carbon Hydrogen Policy with tax and financial incentives, due to a request for review by Senator Eduardo Girão (Novo-CE).

Access the article in full.


RenovaBio: ANP enters into a cooperation agreement with an international entity

On May 07, 2024, the ANP entered into a technical cooperation agreement with Bonsucro, a global non-profit organization that aims to foster the use of sustainable sugarcane.

Bonsucro is known for its international certifications of sugarcane-derived products, such as sugar and ethanol. The purpose of the agreement is to establish a unified procedure so that Brazilian sugarcane ethanol producers can voluntarily obtain both Bonsucro and RenovaBio certifications.

The agreement is also aimed at: sharing experience and knowledge about certifications; joining efforts to improve both processes; fostering integrated data analysis of both certifications; as well as integrating the supervisory certification processes and training bodies for certifiers and producers. After the agreement is concluded and the results are implemented, producers seeking both certifications will be able to undergo a unified certification procedure, which is likely to optimize audit efforts while reducing costs.

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Brazil records 5.6 GWp in imports of solar panels in the first quarter of 2024

On May 13, 2024, consultancy company Greener published a strategic report on centralized generation, having recorded an import of 5.6 GWp of solar panels in the first quarter of 2024 in Brazil.

Of this total, 1.7 GWp were destined for centralized generation. In 2023, there was a nationalization of 17.5 GW of modules, a small drop of 1.7% compared to the previous year. However, module manufacturers experienced a 24% slowdown in contracts signed, totaling 5.5 GWp from March 2023 to February 2024.

The data suggest a reduced pipeline of plants to be implemented in 2025 and 2026.

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Petrobras Contracting EPC for installation of remaining sections to be built involving the OCERJ oil pipeline June 27, 2024

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Petrobras Contracting FPSO for SEAP- I – Chartering and Operation Services June 14, 2024

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Petrobras Contracting FPSO for SEAP-II – Chartering and Operation Services June 14, 2024

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Petrobras Contracting Chartering and Operation Services of FPSO – Barracuda and Caratinga Revit July 01, 2024

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Petrobras Contracting Chartering up to 12 PSV vessels – Platform Supply Vessel, of Brazilian Flag. August 02, 2024

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Petrobras Contracting OSRV – Chartering up to 5 vessels June 19, 2024

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Petrobras Contracting PSV – Chartering up to 2 vessels June 16, 2024

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Petrobras Contracting Chartering of helicopters to assist Petrobras, regarding LOTS A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H June 24, 2024

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Petrobras Contracting Chartering of helicopters to assist Petrobras, regarding LOTS A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H June 24, 2024

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Petrobras Contracting Chartering of two helicopters for UN-AM June 14, 2024

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Petrobras Contracting EPC HIDW AND HCC GASLUB July 23, 2024

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Petrobras Contracting EPC HDT, UTAA and UTCR GASLUB July 23, 2024

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Petrobras Contracting EPC UGH GASLUB July 23, 2024

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Petrobras Contracting EPC URE, MDEA, AMMONIA AND TAIL GAS GASLUB July 23, 2024

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Petrobras Contracting Charter of medium-sized helicopters serving as ambulance – LOT G – SUBLOTS 1 and 2. June 24, 2024

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Petrobras Contracting Charter of Large Helicopters for the Equator Margin Campaign – LOT H. June 24, 2024

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Petrobras Contracting Chartering of helicopters to assist Petrobras – LOTS K and L. July 01, 2024

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Petrobras Contracting Chartering of helicopters to assist Pool Petrobras – LOT N. July 01, 2024

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Petrobras Contracting Chartering of two helicopters for UN-AM- Lot 2 June 17, 2024

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Petrobras Contracting Acquisition of FPSO CDAN Performance Basket and Offshore Tank Rental by Global Contract. June 28, 2024

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Petrobras Contracting PBIO Notice 046 2024. Telecommunications Services – multimedia communication June 17, 2024

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Call for Contributions


Call No. 008/2024 Obtain contributions on the regulation of Decree No. 11.314, of December 28, 2022, which regulates the bidding process and the extension of public electricity transmission service concessions at the end of their term. Until July 08, 2024
Public Consultations (ANEEL)  
Consultation No. 013/2024 Submitting regulatory options for the application of the TUST/TUSD discount to society and sector agents, under the terms of paragraph 1-A of article 26 of Law No. 9,427/1996. Until July 05, 2024  

** Please note that the deadlines in the table above are constantly changing and correspond to the deadlines disclosed at the time of publication of this newsletter.




July/2024 – Auction for Contracting Capacity Reserve

To be held by ANEEL.

August/2024 – New Energy Auctions “A-4” and “A-6”

To be held by ANEEL.

September/2024 – Transmission Auction 002/2024

To be held by ANEEL.

October/2024 – Auction for the Supply of Isolated Systems

To be held by ANEEL.

November/2024 – Auction for Contracting Capacity Reserve

To be held by ANEEL.

December/2024 – Existing Energy Auctions “A-1” and “A-2″

To be held by ANEEL.

July/2025 – Auction for Contracting Capacity Reserve

To be held by ANEEL.

March/2025 – Transmission Auction 001/2025

To be held by ANEEL.

August/2025 – New Energy Auctions “A-4” and “A-6”

To be held by ANEEL.

September/2025 – Transmission Auction 002/2025

To be held by ANEEL.

October/2025 – Auction for the Supply of Isolated Systems

To be held by ANEEL.

November/2025 – Auction for Contracting Capacity Reserve

To be held by ANEEL.

December/2025 – Existing Energy Auctions “A-1” and “A-2″

To be held by ANEEL.


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