Improving service delivery and investment planning in the power sector

Sustainable energy
COUNTRIES
Brazil
DATES
Sep/2013 - Oct/2017 COMPLETED
PROJECTED TOTAL INVESTMENT SIZE
€ 190 206 465
EU CONTRIBUTION
€ 1 605 000
SECTOR
Sustainable energy
TYPES OF SUPPORT
Technical Assistance
DESCRIPTION

The project aimed to modernize and extend the high and medium voltage network of the Power Distribution Company of Rio Grande do Sul (CEEE-D) in order to provide a good quality and reliable power distribution service and to improve the managerial capacities of CEEE-D through the upgrading of their information, financial and control systems.

The project, which was implemented by AFD in partnership with IDB, had 5 components: 

1. Investments in the high voltage power distribution system; 
2. Renewal of high voltage distribution equipment and modernization of the control system; 
3. Upgrade of the information and control system; 
4. Technical Assistance for the implementation of the Enterprise Resource Planning and of the New Commercial Management System; 
5. Enhanced financial steering of investments.

RESULTS
  • Average reduction in the equivalent duration of interruptions (hours/year) in the Metropolitan, Northern and Southern areas of Rio Grande do Sul: 19.2%
  • Average reduction in the equivalent duration of interruptions (hours/year) for CEEE-D: 18.0%
  • Average reduction in interruption frequency (number per year and consumer) in the Metropolitan, Northern and Southern areas of Rio Grande do Sul: 31.4%
  • Average reduction in interruption frequency (number per year and consumer) for CEEE-D: 31.9%

  • Reduction in substation utilization factor in the Metropolitan area: 18.6%

  • Reduction in losses (with respect to power injections in CEEE-D network): 7.2%

  • Reduction in technical losses: 19.7%

LEAD FINANCING PARTNER
CO-FINANCING PARTNERS
CONTRIBUTION TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS