27th of July 2022. Neoenergia, part of the Iberdrola Group and one of the largest energy distributors in Brazil, has entrusted Ingeteam to supply solar inverters, substations and protection and control equipment for a solar plant in Brazil. Neoenergia has already started to test the solar park located in the municipality of Santa Luzia, in the state of Paraíba. With a capacity of 149 MW, the solar PV plant is scheduled to come into operation in July, when it will start generating enough energy to power a city of 150,000 homes.
It should be noted that both the manufacture of the central inverters and the integration of the substations were conducted locally, at the company’s production plant in Campinas, a city in the state of Sao Paulo, where it has been based for more than 20 years. Specifically, 18 power stations or substations have been supplied, each including four central inverters, thus achieving a “turnkey” 6.56 MW solution.
Substation protection and control cabinets have also been equipped with IEC61850 IEDs from the INGEPAC family, which have been manufactured at Ingeteam’s facilities in Curitiba, Brazil. The Luzia 138/34.5 kV substation facility will evacuate the 130MW of capacity generated by the solar complex.
With the commissioning of this project and the ongoing installation of others, solar power supplied by Ingeteam in the country now totals 1.5 GW. For José Nardi, director of Ingeteam’s solar business in Brazil, “we are one of the few inverter manufacturers that can offer local production, so we are now much more predominant, as this is one of the requirements of the Brazilian authorities for the development of new energy projects”.
Ingeteam’s factory in Brazil has a wind converter and solar inverter production capacity of 1.5 GW and 700 MW per year respectively and has pioneered the development of the initial projects undertaken in the country. It also manufactures protection and control equipment for solar and wind farm substations and provides operation and maintenance services for renewable energy plants.
Landmarks such as the Rio de Janeiro Public Library and the Maracana and Mineirao football stadiums in Belo Horizonte, venues for the 2014 Brazil World Cup, are equipped with Ingeteam solar inverters.
We are Ingeteam, a team made up of more than 4,000 people present in 24 countries, convinced that there is a different way of generating, transporting, storing and consuming energy in a more efficient and sustainable way, and we are going to dedicate all our efforts to this in the coming years. The energy transition is no longer the future, it is our present, and to face this challenge we have created the movement “The Real Dream Team” made up of heroes and heroines like you who share our dream: a world in which energy production is clean. And how are we going to do it? By electrifying society in an innovative and sustainable way through our cutting-edge technology specialising in the conversion of electrical energy and our experience of more than 80 years providing creative solutions to specific problems.
We want to consolidate our position as a leader in renewable generation (wind, photovoltaic and hydroelectric), in storage, in the intelligent transport network and in the efficient and clean consumption of electrical energy through our electric vehicle chargers, converters, generators and motors for traction, marine, iron and steel, mining and for the production of green hydrogen and submersible pumps and motors for water.
To date, we have delivered 25 GW of solar PV power with our solar inverters and more than 54 GW of Indar converters and generators to the wind industry. We have more than 10.5 GW of total installed capacity in the hydropower sector with our Indar generators and more than 12,000 Indar submersible pumps and motors worldwide. More than 6,000 electrical substations are automated with our equipment. We also have 1.6 GWh accumulated in electrical storage facilities and we are world leaders in the provision of operation and maintenance services in renewable energy plants with more than 18 GW of maintained power.
In terms of efficient consumption, it is worth highlighting the more than 12,500 chargers for electric vehicles, the supply of 700 converters for electric trains, or for the more than 600 ships that are equipped with our technology, enabling an evolution towards hybrid and full electric naval propulsion systems.
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