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Oi opens two more solar plants in Brazil

Oi opens two more solar plants in Brazil

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Brazilian telecom operator Oi has connected two more solar plants online to power its operations.

The two new plants, in the states of Mato Grosso and Goiás, add to the five existing solar sites the company has in operation. Oi aims to have 32 plants in operation by next year.

About half of the company’s energy already comes from renewable sources; the company aims to reach 80% by 2022 and 100% by 2025.

Bernardo Scudiere, Director of Energy and Sustainability, Oi, said: “The energy efficiency plan is part of the company’s ESG strategy and transformation plan. And 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% participation of clean energy in our consumption matrix.”

The solar plants were deployed in partnership with GreenYellow; the two plants, in Nova Xavantina (Mato Grosso) and Padre Bernardo (Goiás), have an installed capacity of 5.38 MWp (16,550 panels) and 5.54 MWp (17,050 panels) respectively.

Roberto Zerkowski, president, GreenYellow in Brazil, said: “It is a great honor for GreenYellow to contribute to this important distributed generation project at Oi, responsible for accelerating the operator’s energy transition.”

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