Photo: Grupo Oleoplan
On March 31, 263.5 megawatts (MW) were traded at a public auction to supply the demand for electricity from Roraima. This is the only Brazilian state that is not interconnected with the rest of the country.
225.4 MW are going to have natural gas and renewable resources available in the region as source for power generation. Among the renewables ones, the winning project of Grupo Oleoplan foresees the generation of up to 10,976 MW through a biofuel-powered thermoelectric plant.
The biofuel is going to be made from the palm oil produced by Palmaplan while the oil palm itself is going to come from its own farms and from about 60 family farmers from Rorainópolis (RR) to whom the company provides technical support. In all, it is estimated that 350 people will be directly impacted, contributing to promote social and economic development in a remote region of the country.
Through this project, from photosynthesis to electrical outlet, Grupo Oleoplan – with Enerplan and Palmaplan – has established itself as a transformation and sustainable development agent, providing solutions in energy from north to south of Brazil.