Renewable Energy

2nd energy consumer market in Brazil

Minas Gerais has a Solar Radiation and Wind Potential availability above Brazilian average. Eight solar parks shall be implemented in the north and northeast regions of the State, tallying an installed voltage of 240 MW. Initial production of an organic photovoltaic film to be installed in cars and buildings.

Investment opportunities: Solar panels manufacturing; Implementation of wind farms; Implementation of Biomass energy plants; Urban waste energy plants.


24% lower

Minas Gerais has a lower cost in comparison to average in cities such as São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

Fiscal incentives and funding programs

Complete ICMS (Brazilian Tax over Goos Circulation and Transportation Services Operations) exemption for 10 years over energy generated and traded in the state

  • Programa Mineiro de Energia Renovável (Minas Gerais Renewable Energy Program) – guarantees complete ICMS exemption for 10 years over energy produced and traded in Minas Gerais e, and also, gradual incentive reduction for 5 additional years.

  • Warranty to DG (Distributed Generation - auto-generator) clients: Only allows ICMS application over the difference between energy consumed and energy generated during 5 years.

Comparative Advantages

The largest Quartz quarry in Brazil

The largest Quartz quarry of the world is in Minas Gerais. Quartz is raw material of Silicon, which, in turn, is raw material for solar modules.
Still on comparative advantages, the state already owns 720 MW in solar energy coming from 25 photovoltaic plants, representing 16% of total orders in Brazil.


The Largest energy Distributor is from Minas Gerais

  • CEMIG (CompanhiaEnergética de Minas Gerais (Minas Gerais Energy Company): the largest distributor in Brazil, largest provider, 2nd largest transmitting group and with the largest quantity of patents registered in BPTO (Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office)

  • CPEI (Centro de Pesquisa em Energia Inteligente - Research Center for Smart Energy)

  • EXCEN (Centro de ExcelênciaemEficiênciaEnergética - Excellence Center on Energetic Efficiency)

  • NEMS (Núcleo de Excelência de MateriaisSolares - Excellence Hub on Solar Materials)

  • NEST (Núcleo de Excelência em Geração Termelétrica Distribuída - Excellence Hub on Distributed Thermoelectricity Generation)

PUC Minas, (PontifíciaUniversidadeCatólica de Minas Gerais - MinasGerais Catholic University), offers Energy Engineering graduation assessed as grade 4 by Capes (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior - A government agency linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Education in charge of promoting high standards for post-graduate courses in Brazil).

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, UFMG, offers Energy Engineering graduation, ranked in 3rd in market evaluation, according to Folha de São Paulo, and also, the highest grade in Capes. UFMG also offers a specialization course on smart energy networks.

Universidade Federal de Itajubá offers Electrical Engineering courses, counting with many research laboratories and didactic laboratories, such as High Voltage Laboratory and Electrical Machines Laboratory.

InstitutoSenai de Inovação (Senai Innovation Institute) shall be implemented in the city - CENTRO EMPRESARIAL DE DESENVOLVIMENTO E INOVAÇÃO DA INDÚSTRIA ELÉTRICA E ELETRÔNICA (CORPORATE CENTER ON DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION OF ELECTRIC AND ELECTRONIC INDUSTRY) – ISI CEDIIEE, which shall promote researches in order to create new technologies for the segment.

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