Vivo, a brand of Telefonica SA, on Thursday announced that three more distributed generation (DG) solar plants with a combined capacity of 18.4 MWp were commissioned in Brazil's Parana state in April to power the company's local operations.
The renewable energy parks were built by Helexia, a subsidiary of France’s Voltalia SA. Located in the municipalities of Alto Parana, Cidade Gaucha and Loanda, the trio should be able to cover the demand of more than 1,700 Vivo consumption points.
Specifically, the energy produced in each plant will be injected into the Brazilian grid and transformed into credit for the telecom, creating large savings in its electricity bills.
With the new trio up and running, Helexia now has 23.3 MWp of solar plants in commercial operation across Brazil.
The latest commissioning of solar farms is part of a broader supply agreement inked in December 2021. Under its terms, Helexia will build solar plants across Brazil to meet Vivo's power demand. The power purchase agreement (PPA) has a term of 20 years.