Brazil faces a unique problem. Global warming, stringent government regulations and the national financial crisis have already had major implications on Brazil’s energy sector.  

Brazil has experienced firsthand the impact of climate change on energy production and the related economics. Although Brazil has an abundance of domestic renewable and fossil fuel energy resources, the country still faces energy supply challenges. For example, the recent drought has not only affected water consumption but also hydro plant generating capacity, which sometimes generates as much as 80% of Brazil’s total electricity; the long-term repercussions of climate change on hydropower generation are still unknown.

Sharing 13% of Brazil’s national distribution market, CPFL services 7.4 million consumers across 569 municipalities. CPFL understands its responsibility to the consumer – and the future of our planet – and has made it a corporate mission to implement conservation and awareness programs, invest in its smart grid, and develop sustainable technologies.

To date, CPFL leads the renewable energy segment in Brazil with more than 70 sustainability projects in operation. These projects include large and small hydroelectric power plants, wind farms, thermal fuel oil, and São Paolo’s first solar power plant.

Similar to utilities everywhere, CPFL must balance cost savings, operational efficiency, and energy efficiency. Although CPFL has implemented one of the most advanced smart grid systems in Brazil, with an entire department dedicated to technology, the company has identified the need for further insight into the network.

GridCure is proud to help forward thinking utilities leverage their data to help manage their energy more efficiently, incorporate distributed energy resources, and make better operational and financial decisions.

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