Brazil: Gas pipeline costs less than solar energy transmission

The connection of photovoltaic plants will require R$12 billion (US$2.3 billion). Building the country's main gas link would cost R$9 billion.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The next energy transmission auction, on June 30, 2022, will establish investments of R$12 billion (US$2.3 billion) in three lots to supply only the transmission of photovoltaic plants in the north of Minas Gerais state.

The cost will be passed on to the electricity bill for 30 years.

The amount corresponds to 80% of the total investment for 13 lots in the first transmission auction of 2022.

The main gas

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