Brazilian government confirms solar will compete in June A-4 auction

In a document published in Brazil’s official journal, the Ministry of Energy and Mines said the upcoming procurement exercise will be open to solar, wind, biomass and hydroelectric power projects.

Brazil’s Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) has published in the country’s official journal the guidelines for the A-4 Auction for the purchase of electricity from new power plants planned for Jun. 27, 2019.

In the document, the MEM said that this year’s A-4 auction will admit only renewable energy sources, including solar, wind, biomass and hydropower. Thermal power, which had a minimal share in last year’s auction of the same kind, was this time left out of the contest. The document, however, will be in public consultation for a period of 10 days, during which interested parties may submit suggestions for improvement.

The upcoming auction will also be open to projects that participated in last year’s A-6 auction, from which solar was excluded, and A-4 auction, in which solar had the largest share with around 800 MW of assigned capacity. More at