The Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL) has recently published regulation 482/12, which revolutionizes the country’s energy market by allowing the trading of energy up to 1MW; a move which paves the way for net-metering and the widespread use of micro and mini RE power plants.
In parallel, government policy is encouraging decentralization and the accountability of municipalities for their own energy and solid waste management policies. At state level, there is also a Green Seal Municipality certification programme for cities.
This project will focus on helping AMAPI, an existing network of 27 municipalities in Minas Gerais state to fully exploit the new energy policies. AMAPI coordinates administrative, economic and social matters for these municipalities, which together cover more than 10,000 sq. km. AMAPI is also a member of CNM, a national association of 4500 municipalities.
To provide each of the 27 AMAPI municipalities with a feasible Municipal Alternative Energy Plan (MAEP) based on local energy sources, as an input to local policy-making and as a model for others