Pirapora Solar Complex donates more than BRL 1.17 million to fight COVID-19

Rio de Janeiro, January 18th, 2021 – EDF Renewables and Omega Energia donated more than BRL 1.17 million, through the Pirapora Photovoltaic Plants (MG), to support the prevention of Covid-19 in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Pará. This initiative will benefit migrant and homeless populations; indigenous villages; children and teenagers, as well as their families and essential service professionals (health, education and social protection) who are in direct contact with them. Around 8,000 people in vulnerable situations will be impacted by the donation, carried out in partnership with UNICEF through the BNDES’ Social Investments for Companies (ISE) line. In each city, UNICEF will take care of the purchase and distribution of hygiene items and basic food baskets with the help of partners and local organizations. This is the second initiative of this partnership, which donated more than R$ 3 million during the months of June and July.


The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in some of the hardest places on the planet to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children in 190 countries and territories, UNICEF works for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone.


BNDES is the Federal Government’s main instrument for long-term financing for the various segments of the Brazilian economy. It also structures privatization projects (PPPs (Parceria Público-Privada), concessions and privatizations) in order to attract investments that improve the country’s infrastructure. Its support is conditioned to the generation of externalities, that is, socio-environmental and economic impacts for Brazil.

About EDF Renewables do Brasil

EDF Renewables is a leading international renewable energy company, with a gross installed capacity of 13.2 GW worldwide. Its development is mainly focused on wind and solar photovoltaic energy. EDF Renewables primarily operates in Europe and North America, but continues to grow as it moves to promising emerging regions such as Brazil, China, India, South Africa and the Middle East. The company has strong positions in offshore wind energy, but also in other areas of the renewable energy industry such as distributed energy and energy storage. EDF Renewables develops, builds, operates and maintains renewable energy projects, both for itself and for third parties. Most of its international subsidiaries are branded EDF Renewables. EDF Renewables is the subsidiary of the EDF Group specializing in the development of solar and wind energy. In Brazil since 2015, EDF Renewables Brasil is among the country’s leaders in the renewable energy sector, totaling more than 1GW in solar and wind energy projects installed or under construction in Minas Gerais and Bahia.

About Omega Energia Founded in 2008, Omega Energia is a digital and renewable energy platform. The company is a benchmark in investments in the clean energy generation sector and the largest holder of renewable operational assets in the country – currently present in seven Brazilian states, with a contracted capacity of 1,869 MW. Over time, Omega has innovated and made technology a great ally to solve problems for its customers and markets. In 2020, the company launches the first 100% digital platform for purchasing and managing energy in the free market, taking another step towards its purpose of transforming the world through clean, cheap and simple energy