A strategic sector, it is considered one of the most promising in the state, due to its importance to the production chains. Contemporary demands by sustainable systems and the diversification of matrices has resulted in big investments and incentives, driving the quality of supply, as well as the generation of income, profits and new job vacancies.
In Santa Catarina, 243 projects are dedicated to the generation of electrical energy, including the biggest private generator in the country, based in Florianópolis, state companies and dozens of Small Hydroelectric Centers (SHCs), which generate 7,208,356 kW, for fueling more than two million residential consumers and 61,300 companies.
SANTA CATARINA POTENTIALS AND DIFFERENTIALS
Abundant water resources • strong occurrence of oil shale • coal • winds in several regions • sunlight
59 THERMOELECTRIC FACTORIES (TEF)
The state has a high incidence of oil shale and coal, which guarantees the supply of its 59 TEFs.
JORGE LACERDA THERMO-ELECTRIC: THE BIGGEST COAL COMPLEX IN LATIN AMERICA, WITH TOTAL POWER OF GREATER THAN 857 MW.
OPPORTUNITY: WIND ENERGY
SANTA CATARINA HAS 13 WIND PARKS, WITH CAPACITY FOR GENERATING 236,400 KW
OPPORTUNITIES: NATURAL GAS AND PRE-SALT
The exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and derivatives, including natural gas and also an unexplored band of pre-salt found on the Santa Catarina coastline are focuses of big investments in energy in the state.
A Petrobras (biggest oil producer in the country) FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) platform will be installed in Itajaí for the extraction, storage and transportation of oil and gas. Various companies are setting up in the region, including manufacturers of towers for platforms and offshore vessels.
The incentive to research has placed Santa Catarina universities among the most advanced in the search for solutions such as photovoltaic panels. As technological contribution originates in the academic and scientific realms, Santa Catarina’s machine and electrical device manufacture industry stands out for the high productivity of the sector, with an index of 23% above the national average.