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EDF Renewables in Brazil

In Brasil

In Brazil since 2015, EDF Renewables works in the development, construction and operation of wind and photovoltaic solar energy generation projects with a portfolio of 1.3 GW in operation and under construction.

Our portfolio offers solutions in renewable energy supply and energy storage enabling our customers to meet their energy goals competitively and sustainably. To learn more, check out our solutions.

  • R$ 6

    billion invested
  • 1,3 GW

    in projects made feasible
  • 850 000 tons of CO2

    avoided annually
  • 320 MW

    in the free market

Board

Raissa Cafure Lafranque

New Business Director and Deputy CEO

She has served as New Business Director at EDF Renewables do Brasil since 2019 and Deputy CEO since October 2021. Raissa is responsible for the development of projects and partnerships, origination of PPAs and pricing, M&A (greenfield and brownfield), and the internal investment approval process. She joined the company in 2015 and was responsible for the development of more than 2.5 GW of solar and wind projects.

She has served as New Business Director at EDF Renewables do Brasil since 2019 and Deputy CEO since October 2021. Raissa is responsible for the development of projects and partnerships, origination of PPAs and pricing, M&A (greenfield and brownfield), and the internal investment approval process. She joined the company in 2015 and was responsible for the development of more than 2.5 GW of solar and wind projects.

Raissa has a degree in electrical engineering from UFSC (Brazil) and ENSEEIHT (France) and has a master’s degree in Power Electronics from ENSEEIHT.

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Leonardo Machado

Implementation Director

He has served as Implementation Director since 2021. Leonardo is responsible for leading the Development, PMO and Construction areas. He joined EDF Renewables in 2017 and led the construction actions of the portfolio of projects totaling 527 MW.

He has served as Implementation Director since 2021. Leonardo is responsible for leading the Development, PMO and Construction areas. He joined EDF Renewables in 2017 and led the construction actions of the portfolio of projects totaling 527 MW.

Over the past 16 years, Leonardo worked with power generation and transmission projects in Brazil and Ecuador. He is an Electrical Engineer graduated from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, with a Master in Construction Management from Florida Int. University and PMP certification.

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Luísa Moreira

Asset Operations Director

Luísa is the head of the Asset Operations Department since 2021, responsible for managing all projects in operation such as contract management, performance and results assessment, energy and regulatory management, interface with partners, among others. She joined EDF Renewables in 2017 to structure the management of operating assets.

Luísa is the head of the Asset Operations Department since 2021, responsible for managing all projects in operation such as contract management, performance and results assessment, energy and regulatory management, interface with partners, among others. She joined EDF Renewables in 2017 to structure the management of operating assets.

Luísa has an extensive experience in the renewable sector, working in wind and solar projects. She has a degree in Electrical Engineering from UFMG and an MBA in Administration with a focus on the Electric Sector from FGV-MG.

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FERNANDA BARBOSA

Legal and Compliance Director

Head of EDF Renewables Legal and Compliance Department since 2019. She is responsible for managing the Legal and Compliance Department, in addition to the company’s Communication and Insurance areas. She joined EDF Renewables team in 2017, as a Legal Manager, with the aim of creating and organizing the Legal Department.

Head of EDF Renewables Legal and Compliance Department since 2019. She is responsible for managing the Legal and Compliance Department, in addition to the company’s Communication and Insurance areas. She joined EDF Renewables team in 2017, as a Legal Manager, with the aim of creating and organizing the Legal Department.

Over the past 13 years, she has been dedicated to providing legal support to internal teams of electric power generation companies in the acquisition, development, construction and operation of large renewable energy projects.

Fernanda is a lawyer specialized in Business Law at the Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets (IBMEC).

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Alessandro Nunes

Financial Director

He has been Financial Director of EDF Renewables in Brazil since 2016. He was responsible for structuring the finance department in Brazil, its processes, controls and internal rules, as well as leading the treasury, accounting, tax, budget, planning, international reporting, project finance, administrative and IT teams.

He has been Financial Director of EDF Renewables in Brazil since 2016. He was responsible for structuring the finance department in Brazil, its processes, controls and internal rules, as well as leading the treasury, accounting, tax, budget, planning, international reporting, project finance, administrative and IT teams.

Before joining the EDF Renewables group, he played a prominent role for over 15 years as financial manager of large groups such as HRT Oil & Gas, Starbucks, Rexam Group and LATASA S.A. Graduated in Economics from PUC-RJ with an MBA from IBMEC-RJ.

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Alain Sandansamy

Technical Support Director

Leader of the Latam Technical Support Department since 2021. Alain was responsible for creating and managing the company’s Purchasing and Contracts area in Brazil. His experience at EDF Renewables started in 2011 in Paris. In 2016 he was transferred to Brazil.

Leader of the Latam Technical Support Department since 2021. Alain was responsible for creating and managing the company’s Purchasing and Contracts area in Brazil. His experience at EDF Renewables started in 2011 in Paris. In 2016 he was transferred to Brazil.

Alain has been working in the energy sector since 2010. He has an engineering degree in the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Toulouse and a master’s degree in International Strategy and Industrial Marketing from the École de Management de Lyon, both French institutions.

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