OTC: Petrobras highlights the potential of offshore wind in Brazil

Brazil has all the favorable conditions to lead the global development of offshore wind energy. To get an idea, the country’s estimated generation potential is 700 GW in offshore locations with depths of up to 50 meters – a volume that corresponds to more than 30 times the installed generation capacity in the world today – according to data from the Research Company Energy (EPE), linked to the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME). In this promising scenario, Petrobras is evaluating, in partnership with Equinor, the technical, economic and environmental feasibility of implementing seven offshore wind projects covering the entire Brazilian coast.

Director of Energy Transition and Sustainability, Maurício Tolmasquim, will present the “New Perspectives for the Brazilian Energy Sector: The Renewables Drive”. The executive will show the progress of the energy transition in the world, highlighting that Brazil has a high potential for renewable generation and the complementarity between renewables and hydroelectricity. In addition, he will present how Petrobras is preparing for the energy transition, anchored in the investments scheduled by the Strategic Plan for the period from 2023 to 2027.

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