BRAZIL: Power station seen making bagasse projects viable in Sao Paulo

January 20, 2015

Brazil's Morro Agudo substation, which will be built by power company CPFL Energia SA, will make feasible biomass electricity projects of sugar and ethanol producers in Sao Paulo state, Brazilian sector news portal Jornal Cana said on Friday, according to SeeNews.

CPFL won a 30-year concession for the 500/138kV substation at the recent transmission auction held by regulator Aneel. The substation will improve the network of local power distributor CPFL Paulista.

The facility will enable the construction and expansion of biomass cogeneration plants by providing a better connection with the system, according to Jornal Cana. Among the nearby plants are Pitangueiras and Sao Martinho.

CPFL expects to sign the concession contract by the end of March, after that it will have 30 months to build the substation.