Being the second largest producer of ethanol in the world, Brazil’s energy industry is emerging from many years of reforms and privatizations. From a country plagued by the power crisis in 2001 and 2003, Brazil has now emerged as a major oil importer.
However, Brazil’s energy use is still on the rise and expected to only climb higher. The country, in particular, needs to address the future status of state oil giant Petróleo Brasilero S.A. (Petrobras), whose pervasive energy sector monopoly is hindering the development of competitive markets and discouraging needed private investment.
Brazil’s untapped potential to employ renewable energy resources such as biomass, solar (photovoltaic and thermal), small hydro and wind for electricity generation is tremendous. Recent economic analyses indicate that these indigenous energy sources can provide cost-effective and environmentally-sound alternatives to fossil fuel-based generation. With a potential $25 billion renewable energy market, business opportunities are limitless. However, government resources alone cannot meet the demand for off-grid energy, and those resources that are currently available support highly-subsidized programs.
Aruvian’s R’search presents a focus on the Renewable Energy Industry in Brazil in its report - Analyzing Renewable Energy in Brazil. The report is a complete analysis of the various sectors of renewable energy in Brazil. Starting with an analysis of the overall business environment in Brazil, the report analyzes the following renewable commodities:
Small Hydro Power
Brazil’s environment for the development of renewable energy is also discussed in details in the report. Regulatory frameworks, government incentives, government programs promoting the use of renewable energy, etc., are all described in the report.
A comprehensive overview of the Brazilian electric power industry is included to indicate the rising demand for energy in the country and how Brazil is planning to meet these requirements. A brief profile of the global energy industry and a profile of the Brazilian energy industry are also included to further enhance the reader’s understanding of the renewable energy market in Brazil.
Major industry players such as Eletrobras, Petrobras, Copersucar, etc., are also profiled in Aruvian’s Analyzing Renewable Energy in Brazil.
With renewable energy already making a contribution to the primary energy portfolio of Brazil, industry analysts forecast that this is expected to increase even further by 2025. In this industry scenario, Aruvian’s Analyzing Renewable Energy in Brazil is an important tool to assess and understand this market.