Future-proofing Brazil’s energy systems

Energy Systems of the Future in Brazil

  • Client

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

  • Country


  • Political sponsors
  • Runtime
    2019 to 2024
  • Products and expertise

    Sustainable infrastructure: water, energy, transport


Brazil’s per capita energy consumption is expected to increase by 18 per cent from 2019 to 2029. The country is already procuring a large share of its electricity from renewable energy sources. Of these, 60 per cent is derived from hydroelectric power, while 20 per cent originates from other sources such as wind, biomass and photovoltaics. However, the large share of hydropower brings challenges of its own, which are exacerbated by climate change and periods of drought.


The conditions for integrating renewable energy sources into the Brazilian energy system and for increasing the country's energy efficiency are improved.

Three technicians installing photovoltaic modules on a SENAI training centre.


The project is supporting Brazil in making use of the enormous potential for renewable energy and energy efficiency. To this end, it advises ministries, authorities, banks and public institutions on strategy development and supports the establishment of management and cooperation structures. The project is also working with the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL) to improve the regulatory framework for the integration of innovative technologies and business models.

The project has already launched several learning networks, some of which concentrate on energy efficiency and decentralised energy generation in public buildings, while others focus on energy management in industries.

In addition, the project has been developing pilot projects for new technologies and models in the field of sustainable energy generation and green growth. One of these projects enabled, for instance, the implementation of an ISO 50.001-certified Energy Management System (EMS) at the MME headquarters, in Brasília.

Last update: February 2023

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