Sustainable solutions for people without electricity
To provide access to electricity in remote regions, the Brazilian government launched the Luz Para Todos (light for all) programme and encourages the expanded use of renewable energy sources. OMEXOM Generation & Distribution is installing mini power plants (photovoltaic solar and battery) on islands near the Tucuruí Dam in the Amazon Basin to help achieve this goal. The 1,407 units installed have a combined capacity of 1.8 MW. The batteries store part of the energy generated during the day for use after dark and provide two and a half days of supply in the event of a production shortfall.