Oi buy two solar plants to power operations with renewable energy

Brazilian telecom Oi has brought two more solar plants online to power its operations. The two new plants, in the states of Mato Grosso and Goiás, will add to the five existing solar sites the company has in operation. Overall, the company aims to have 32 plants in operation by next year.

Currently, half of the company’s energy already comes from renewable sources. They are aiming to increase this to 80 per cent by 2022 and 100 per cent by 2025.

“The energy efficiency plan is part of the company’s ESG strategy and transformation plan,” Bernardo Scudiere, director of energy and sustainability at Oi, said. “To meet the established goals, we invested in partnerships and projects to reduce operating costs efficiently for Oi’s day-to-day activities. We aim to become a reference in Brazil in renewable energy, including Distributed Generation (GD) and Free Market, with 100 per cent participation of clean energy in our consumption matrix.” 

The solar plants were deployed in partnership with GreenYellow. The two plants have an installed capacity of 5.38 MWp (16,550 panels) and 5.54 MWp (17,050 panels), respectively.

“It is a great honour for GreenYellow to contribute to this important distributed generation project at Oi, responsible for accelerating the operator’s energy transition,” Roberto Zerkowski, president of GreenYellow, said. “Initiatives like this reinforce the importance of the migration of energy consumption by large companies to renewable sources, such as the solar array.” 

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