BMI View : The Brazilian economy stabilised over the past months and is expected to see some positive growth in terms of real GDP in 2017. These general macroeconomic trends will support the countries expansion of non-hydropower renewables as the new government appears committed to continue the path of further energy diversification. A strengthening currency will particularly ensure solar projects to be developed that have been suffering most from the falling real. As such, for 2017 we expect a boost in solar capacity and strong growth rates for the wind sector, with overall non-hydro capacity to increase by 11.3 %.
|e/f = BMI estimate/forecast. Source: EIA, national sources, BMI|
|Generation, Non-Hydropower Renewables, TWh||69.619||71.973||77.991||84.109||88.386||91.562||95.812|
|Generation, Non-Hydropower Renewables, % y-o-y||19.489||3.382||8.361||7.845||5.085||3.593||4.642|
|Capacity, Non-Hydroelectric Renewables, MW||21,936.2||24,764.4||27,565.8||30,289.5||32,221.2||33,650.8||35,215.1|
|Capacity, Non-Hydroelectric Renewables, % y-o-y||18.4||12.9||11.3||9.9||6.4||4.4||4.6|
Latest Updates And Structural Trends
For 2017, we expect overall non-hydro renewables to see an improved year-on-year capacity and generation growth of 11.3% and 8.4%, respectively. Also capacity growth in 2016 has been more positive than previously feared at about 12.9%.
Following the political turmoil and economic uncertainty surrounding the impeachment of President Rousseff, auctions have been rescheduled, with the next wind and solar tender to take place in December 2016. Currently over 35GW of wind and solar projects have registered to compete, however due to grid transmission obstacles, many wind projects planned to be developed in the south and northeast regions are likely to be rejected.
During the A-5 auctions of April 2016, around 198MW of biomass, almost 263MW of small hydro and 62MW of regular hydro projects were contracted - with no wind project receiving supply contracts. The auction for solar power is scheduled for July, with projects worth 9.2GW having been registered. The next auction for wind power is scheduled for December, with another A-3 and reserve auction that would include wind power currently being considered by the government to take place before end-2016 as well.
The Brazil Renewables Report researched at source contains BMI Research's assessment of the current renewables market in Brazil. The report also contains historical data together with forecasts to end-2018 covering electricity generation (TWh) and electricity capacity (MW).
The renewables sectors covered in the report include Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Tidal and Wave, and Biomass (See Table of Contents for exact coverage). The report also features details on government green energy agendas and funding opportunities, as well as presenting a detailed list of key renewables projects currently being planned or undertaken in Brazil, their capacity, the timeframe of construction and their current status.
The report discusses the various energy policies currently in force, including targets, subsidies and the relevant infrastructure developments or limitations which might impact on renewables growth, analysing the potential effects of regulatory changes in conjunction with the background macroeconomic outlook. Finally, there is a general overview of the competitive landscape in Brazil, together with a detailed summary of the main utilities and manufacturers present and their business operations.
BMI's Brazil Renewables Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with unique independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Brazil renewables industry.
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BMI Industry View
Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering the renewables market in Brazil, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant multinational and national company developments.
Industry SWOT Analysis
Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the renewables sector and within the broader political, economic and business environment.
BMI Industry Forecasts
Historic data series (2010-2012) and forecasts to end-2018 for electricity generation (TWh) and electricity generating capacity (MW) for each individual renewables sector present in the country.
These in turn are broken down into:
Electricity Generation: Overall capacity (TWh), growth % change year-on-year, KWh per capita, % of Total Non-Hydropower renewables generation, % of total electricity generation.
Electricity Capacity: Overall capacity (MW), growth % change year-on-year, % of non-hydroelectric renewables capacity and % of total capacity.
These forecasts are in turn supported by explicit assumptions, in conjunction with analysis of the key risks to the main forecast.
Business Environment Rankings
BMI's Renewables Business Environment Rankings provide fully comparable Risk-Reward Rankings aimed at investors in the regional renewables market.
The rankings methodology makes sophisticated use of various industry, economic and demographic data point.