Client Utility Company

Location State of Amazonas

The Challenge

Connecting cut-off communities in the Amazon

The State of Amazonas is the largest in Brazil and covers 2.1 million square miles of land. The region is vast and largely isolated, with the majority of the state covered by thick canopies of rainforest.

The communities that call Amazonas home are largely cut off from the outside world. Crucially, they remain unconnected from the national grid – a situation that is unlikely to change due to the near impossibility of running power distribution cables through the rainforest.

These communities needed power but with most of the area being accessible by river only – a solution would require a bespoke, mobile, modular approach.

That is where Aggreko come in.

Project fact file

26 x

Remote locations

20,000 km

Of Amazon River

137.7 MW

Of power

The Solution

Rafting power along the Amazon river

Our equipment will sail approximately 20,000km along the river Amazon. The power being delivered equates to 137.7 MW, which will be divided to 26 locations within the state of Amazonas.

This power solution not only provides reliable, continuous power for local homes, schools and more, but the state-of-the-art generators will reduce environmental impact thanks to less fuel being consumed.

Plus, with the sites being located within such a fragile ecosystem, we are putting in place a programme to plant more trees and plants in the locality. This not only helps the environment, but also helps to attenuate noise from the power plants.

The Aggreko Difference

Connecting remote regions is plain-sailing with Aggreko

The Impact

26 communities receive the power they need to thrive

The success of this project has hinged on the effective collaboration between Aggreko and key stakeholders in the Brazilian and Amazonas energy market. These include ANEEL, the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency, Amazonas state officials and the local distribution company. Working in this way has ensured that the final power solutions are bespoke to the specific needs of the communities which will receive them.

As a result of this collaboration, thousands of people living in the Amazonas will receive reliable power which is more efficient. This will support the important development of their communities and enable the improvement of their standard of living.

Our commitment to developing communities worldwide and bridging the power gap in remote areas continues to inspire and challenge us every single day.

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