Brazil's ANEEL approves December 2019 power transmission auction

14 Nov 2019

The National Agency of Electric Energy of Brazil (ANEEL) has approved the next power transmission auction 02/2019 (Leilão de Transmissão 02/2019), which will be held on 19 December 2019. The ANEEL will auction 12 lots of concessions, including 17 transmission lines and 16 substations, in the states of Acre, Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Pará, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do South and São Paulo. Part of the projects in lot 10 (service to the metropolitan region of Salvador in Bahia) used to be operated by the São Francisco Hydroelectric Company (CHESF), whose concession was forfeited. The ANEEL expects to attract BRL 4.18bn (US$1bn) in power transmission investments.

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