Solar energy keeps shining : Brazil promotes the More Light for the Amazon Program in the state of Pará

ENERGIA LIMPIA XXI. Brazil continues to make progress in promoting renewable energy and sustainable development, amid the challenges of Covid-19. The first Term of Commitment for the implementation of the Mais Luz Program for the Amazon was recently published in the Official Gazette (DOU).

The Term of Commitment was signed between the Ministry of Mines and Energy – MME and Ecuatorial Pará Distribuidora de Energia SA, with the participation of the National Electric Energy Agency – ANEEL, Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras SA – ELETROBRAS and the Energy Commercialization Chamber. Electricity – CCEE. A report carried by Energía Limpia XXI states that the purpose of the law is to provide electricity services to the Brazilian population residing in remote regions of the Legal Amazon in the State of Pará that still does not have access to this public service or that has generation non-renewable electricity, under the terms established by the More Light for the Amazon Program (MLA Program).

As described in the Term of Commitment, the forecast is that 10,593 families, that is, about 42 thousand people, will be covered by the MLA Program in the State of Pará, in the period from 2020 to 2022.

The service will be carried out through generation systems that use renewable energy, especially solar, contributing to the preservation of the Amazon Rainforest and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, in addition to encouraging the use of renewable sources of energy generation. electric power.

In addition, access to electricity enables the social and economic development of the communities located in the Legal Amazon, with the aim of encouraging the promotion of activities aimed at increasing family income and the sustainable use of natural resources in the region, providing an improvement. in the quality of life of this population.

The RENASCER Extractive Reserve will be one of the first locations to be contemplated by the MLA Program in the State of Pará, with the supply of electricity to 205 families, approximately 820 people, by the end of 2020.

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