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  • Webinar Smart Grids e Solar Fotovoltaica: Legislação e Mecanismos de Incentivo - 21 de agosto de 2014

    Apresentar o papel de smart grids na geração fotovoltaica distribuída e mecanismos utilizados para disseminação de energia solar fotovoltaica. Serão apresentados também os diferentes arranjos comerciais que surgiram e estão em formação associados às smart grids e geração fotovoltaica para sua promoção.

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  • Webinar Usinas fotovoltaicas de grande porte conectadas à rede - 14 de agosto de 2014

    Apresentar noções básicas dos principais aspectos envolvidos no desenvolvimento de um projeto de implantação de um empreendimento de geração de energia elétrica de grande porte utilizando tecnologia fotovoltaica.

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  • Workshop Germany-Brazil: Comparing the Brazilian and German Public Policies Experiences on Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency - 19 de janeiro de 2013

    March, 19th-20th, 2013 

    UNICAMP, FEM (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering)

    This workshop aims to intensify the dialogue among high ranking energy scientists as well as energy practitioners from Brazil and Germany – in order to scrutinize the political, legal and economic background for the support of renewable energies and energy efficiency in both countries (as well as within the higher-ranking law of the European Union and, if existing, of the MERCOSUR/L).


    Institutions:
    - University of Campinas – UNICAMP: Post-graduate Programme on Energy Planning, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Interdisciplinary Center for Energy Studies
    - Institute for Mining & Energy Law  - Ruhr University of Bochum

     

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  • Copper contributions to fight climate change - 02 de novembro de 2012

    IEI-LA concluded in the end of 2012 the study "Copper contributions to fight climate change". Commissioned by PROCOBRE (Internacional Copper Association - ICA) this study resulted in a publicly available report published in three languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish.

    Technological innovation of electric equipment and devices have produced significant improvement concerning energy-efficiency gain, which, on its turn, have an enormous potential for environmental gain in Greenhouse Gases (GHG) mitigation. These innovations are, in many cases, directly related to application of additional copper.

    This study objective was to evaluate the contribution of using copper, and the consequent increase in energetic efficiency, to fight climate changes. The study intended to diagnose and account for the impacts of CO2, the main Greenhouse Gas (GHG), mitigation in selected Latin America countries, considering: a) the use of more efficient technologies into electrical equipment manufacturing, b) the use of solar water heaters, and c) electricity generation by renewable sources, as wind, biomass, small hydropower plants (SHP), and solar photovoltaic. Furthermore, an evaluation was developed for the potential impact of an improvement in losses' reduction of distribution transformers.

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  • The developing world has better options than nuclear energy - 27 de março de 2012

    In discussions about nuclear energy, whether in the developing world or in industrial countries, the topics that generally dominate are cost, waste disposal, risk of accident, and weapons proliferation. This Roundtable introduces an additional dimension to the nuclear-power conversation: developing countries' need for economic development and the energy that such development requires.

    This essay is part of the Roundtable series hosted by the Bulletin of Atomic ScientistsNUCLEAR OPTION: THE DEVELOPING WORLD WEIGHS ENERGY NEEDS AND SECURITY RISKS.

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  • Measurement and Verification for a Low-Income Energy Efficiency Program 2009-2010 - 27 de janeiro de 2012

    IEI was commissioned to carry out Measurement & Verification (M&V) activities for a low-income energy efficiency program in Brazil. The program spammed from 2009 to 2010 and is part of the mandatory energy efficiency investments power distribution utilities must implement since 1998. The utility responsible for the program is one of the largest ones.

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  • 2012 Innovation for the Establishment of Photovoltaic Solar Energy Sector in Brazil - 26 de janeiro de 2012

    The International Energy Initiative once again promotes the "Workshop Innovation to Establish the Photovoltaic Solar Energy Sector in Brazil (Inova FV)". In partnership with the Interdisciplinary Center of Energy Planning (NIPE) of the University of Campinas (Unicamp), it will be held on March 13 and 14, 2012, at Unicamp (city of Campinas, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil).

    The workshop is more than a follow-up of the previous one, trying to bring new discussion elements of practical relevance as, for instance, the international experience regarding the reduction of bureaucratic barriers to the development of photovoltaics installations as well as the German regulations and policy experience to successfully create its market and develop its industry.

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  • Evaluation of the Energy Efficiency Program of Electric Utilities and Proposal for Its Regulatory Improvements in Brazil - 01 de novembro de 2011

    IEI-LA was commissioned to evaluate the Energy Efficiency Program (EEP), the largest Brazilian program in energy efficiency in terms of investments, which mobilizes one of the main actors for the implementation of efficiency measures: the Brazilian electricity distribution utilities. Each distributor has its own mandatory EPP. EPP was evaluated from the strategic point of view of a program funded by electricity consumers. The EPP is regulamented and monitored by the Brazilian National Regulator of Electric Energy (ANEEL).

    This study was carried out for the Office of Research and Development and Energy Efficiency of the Brazilian National Regulator of Electric Energy (ANEEL), with support from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) during the months of September and October, 2011.

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  • Non-conventional renewable energy sources: advantages and challenges to increase their share in the Brazilian Electricity Matrix - 01 de agosto de 2011

    IEI-LA was commissioned by WWF-Brazil to evaluate the advantages of the non-conventional renewable energy sources to the Brazilian power planning and the barriers that hinder their further dissemination.

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  • Workshop Innovation for the Establishment of Photovoltaic Solar Energy Sector in Brazil - 31 de março de 2011

    The first edition of the Workshop Innovation for the Establishment of Photovoltaic Solar Energy Sector in Brazil - INOVA FV - brought together experts and business professionals, representatives of Brazilian federal government and research institutions to build a coordinated action for the PV sector in the following areas: technological, regulatory, physical infrastructure, human resources, market and investment. The workshop was held on March 15th and 16th at University of Campinas (Unicamp), in Brazil and it was attended by 282 participants while the organization was optimistically expecting 150 attendees.

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  • Study on the Perspectives for Energy Efficiency in Brazil for 2035: Residential and Industrial Sector - 31 de março de 2011

    In 2009, the International Energy Initiative was commissioned by the Energy Research Company (EPE) to carry out prospective studies on the residential and industrial sectors in order to support the elaboration of target goals for the rational use and energy savings. EPE is a federal government institution responsible for subsidizing the Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy in the formulation of the national energy policy. The time horizon of the studies was 2035.

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  • Renewable Energy for Electricity Generation in Latin America: the market, technologies and outlook - 01 de fevereiro de 2011

    IEI-Latin America was commissioned by Procobre Brazil to carry out a study on the market, technology and outlook to year 2015-2020 of renewable energy for electricity generation in some Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Central America countries, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela. The study was published in three languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish. In addition, a webinar in English was presented on May 6, 2011 by the lead author and IEI's Director, Prof. Gilberto Jannuzzi.

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  • The Photovoltaic Solar Energy in Brazil and the Current Legislation - 04 de maio de 2010

    IEI-LA concluded in the end of 2009 two studies on photovoltaic solar energy in Brazil: one focused on stand-alone systems and other on grid-connected systems.

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  • Development, Cooperation And Transfer Of Low Carbon Energy Technologies: Brazilian perspective - 01 de janeiro de 2010

    The IEI's Latin American office (IEI-LA) concluded a prospective study aiming to explore suitable low-carbon energy technologies to Brazil in order to subsidize the R&D policy decision-making of the Brazilian government. The project is based on the formulation of a multicriteria analysis to rank those low-carbon technologies that are more suitable to play a role in the next decades as a strategy of climate change mitigation. The main findings subsidized the Brazilian negotiators at COP-15, the UN Climate Change Conference in 2009.

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  • Electricity Governance Initiative in Brazil - 13 de agosto de 2009

    The Latin American Regional Office of the International Energy Initiative (IEI-LA) took part of the project Electricity Governance Initiative (EGI) in Brazil, sponsored by the World Resources Institute. The report prepared by IEI-LA, Benchmarking Best Practice and Promoting Accountability in the Electricity Sector, was released by EGI. The report assesses the relative strengths and weaknesses of the electricity policy and regulatory process in Brazil. It used the EGI indicator toolkit.

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  • Sustainable Energy Solutions in North and South - 21 de janeiro de 2008

    This is a partnership project among International Energy Initiative (IEI), Tanzania Traditional Energy Development and Environment Organization (TaTEDO), and Sweco Grøner. The project is financially supported by the Norwegian Fredskorpset and it started in February 2003.

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  • A sustainable electricity blueprint for Brazil - 03 de dezembro de 2006

    With more aggressive policies for reducing power waste at both the production and the consumption level and promoting new renewable energy sources, Brazil could cut by 38% the projected power generation growth by 2020 – equal to a saving of 293 TWh, avoidance of 74.6 GW of installed capacity and a saving of US$ 15 billion. In turn, this would create up to 8 million new jobs and stabilise Brazil’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions that contribute to global warming to 2004 levels by 2020. These are the main conclusions of the report "A sustainable electricity blueprint for Brazil"

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  • Global Clean Cooking Fuels Initiative - 02 de agosto de 2006

    This was an effort of the International Energy Initiative aimed at catalyzing a worldwide shift from solid cooking and heating fuels (biomass and coal) in developing countries to cleaner fluid fuels by 2020 with an emphasis on the poorest households gaining access to them.

    In preparation for the proposed effort IEI dedicated the September 2004 issue of its highly-regarded quarterly journal, Energy for Sustainable Development (ESD), to invited articles from leading world experts on a broad range of relevant issues. The lead article, by José Goldemberg, Thomas Johansson, Amulya Reddy and Robert Williams - four of IEI's Board of Directors - calls for an intensive global effort to phase out the use of solid fuels within 10 to 15 years. This issue of ESD constitutes a unique information resource that supports IEI's proposed activities and informs a wider audience of decision makers. Unfortunately, despite all efforts that resulted in a consistent and detailed proposal backed-up by experienced and tireless project partners, IEI was not able to get funding. Click on "Read more" for a more detailed project description.

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  • Improved energy efficiency in a major Brazilian public hospital - 02 de agosto de 2006

    TThe IEI’s Latin American Regional Initiative office (REI-LA) is taking part in a two-year project aiming to retrofit the 27 year-old lighting and air-conditioning systems of a public hospital located at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) as well as evaluate its results. The project is funded by a local utility through the funds of its 1% charge for energy efficiency and R&D. UNICAMP has signed a performance contract with the utility. The first phase of the project retrofitted luminaries, fluorescent lights and reactors of the hospital’s second floor (approximately 40% of the total). The results achieved by its first phase can be summarized as: an energy consumption reduction of 45%, overall luminance improvement of 20%-35%, power factor increase from 0.6 to 0.97, payback reduction from 39 to 18 months and high enhancement on the end-user satisfaction.

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  • Enhancement of learning environment via access to electricity in rural community - 02 de agosto de 2006

    A pilot project to improve both schooling and access to electricity in two schools of Cananéia has been initiated. The schools are located in the Cardoso Island State Park, whose access to electricity is provided by small stand-alone PV systems. The overall aim of the project is to improve the quality of education. Increased access to electricity, enabled through the installation of a low-cost, small-scale wind turbine, will improve the lighting conditions as well as provide access to audiovisual teaching material and a refrigerator. The provision of these energy services will be followed up by capacity building and training of teachers.

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  • Energy Library - 02 de agosto de 2006

    The library is an online collection of energy related books, articles, journals, manuals, CD-Roms and reports. Some of the documents are available for download.

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  • Energy Technology Foresight - 08 de outubro de 2003

    Contribution to formulation of energy science and technology policy in Brazil. This is a Delphi exercise conducted by agencies from the Brazilian Ministry of Sciency and Technology, coordinated by the Centre for Management and Strategic Studies (CGEE) with IEI's participation. The results of this project will provide recommendations for investments in Energy Research and Development in Brazil.

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  • GASEIFAMAZ - 20 de agosto de 2003

    This is a project of comparison between the biomass gasification technologies existing in Brazil and in other countries and formation of human resources in the northern region, GASEIFAMAZ. The central objective of the project is to develop a sustainable alternative to meet the growing demand for electrical energy in the isolated communities of the Northern Region of Brazil. The project develops the biomass gasification technology for electricity generation and evaluates the viability of the technology in Brazil.

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  • Energy Library - 24 de junho de 2003

    The library is an online collection of energy related books, articles, journals, manuals, CD-Roms and reports. Some of the documents are available for download.

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  • Sustainable Energy Solutions in North and South 2 - 02 de junho de 2003

    This is a partnership project among International Energy Initiative (IEI), Tanzania Traditional Energy Development and Environment Organization (TaTEDO), and Sweco Grøner. The project is financially supported by the Norwegian Fredskorpset and it started in February 2003.

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  • Energy Efficiency Standards - 02 de junho de 2003

    The general objective of this project is to support the Brazilian energy efficiency law by elaborating the technical aspects and introduce minimum limits of energy efficiency in the domestic electrical appliances. In particular this project deals with one-door refrigerators and domestic air conditioners. The project will establish the technical aspects which will lead to reduction in the consumption of electrical energy and reduction in the environmental degradation. The "Life Cycle Cost Analysis", LCCA, is applied to evaluate the socioeconomic impacts of the technical innovations which could result into increased costs of production and the prices of the appliances. This project has been supported by FAPESP, IEI, the Collaborative Labelling and Appliance Program - CLASP, and the International Energy Agency - IEA.

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  • Public Interest Energy R&D - 02 de junho de 2003

    The public interest energy R&D is one of the subjects in the IEI global project on expanded provision of public benefits in the developing countries following the ongoing power sector reforms. In the recent years, the IEI Latin American office has been involved extensively on this subject in Brazil and internationally.>

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In progress

  • Measurement and Verification for a Low-Income and Residential Energy Efficiency Program - 27 de janeiro de 2012

    IEI-LA is proud to announce it was commissioned again to carry out new Measurement & Verification (M&V) activities for a low-income energy efficiency program in Brazil. IEI-LA participated in the previous program.

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