Online event looks at offshore wind power and energy decarbonization
Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Center for Regulation and Infrastructure Studies (FGV CERI) is holding a webinar called “Energy Transition Governance – Opportunities and Challenges for Offshore Wind on the Decarbonization Path.” The public event will be held on September 13, at 2 pm, on FGV’s YouTube channel. The meeting will address the role of offshore wind power in Brazil, its prospects, challenges, mechanisms for implementing it and business models to spur its growth.
In the present context, the achievement of carbon neutrality targets depends on technologies that are not yet known and/or are not economically viable. Some of the most promising emerging technologies are related to offshore wind power. The Brazilian environmental protection agency, IBAMA, is currently analyzing projects with total generating potential of more than 100 GW and the country has the potential to generate more than 700 GW.
Around the world, offshore wind is moving forward through auctions. However, despite Brazil’s pioneering experience of energy auctions, the country’s regulations in this area are still unclear. The government took some initial steps by issuing Decree 10,946 of 2022 and regulations are now being drawn up to implement it. Meanwhile, the Senate Infrastructure Committee recently approved Bill 576 of 2021, authored by Senator Jean Paul Prattes.
The webinar will be moderated by the director of FGV CERI, Joisa Dutra. The speakers will be the president of the Brazilian Wind Power and New Technologies Association, Elbia Gannoum; the senior program officer for REmap at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Ricardo Gorini; and the manager of BlueFloat’s Brazilian division, Emilio Matsumura.
To take part in the event, please sign up here.