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Last $1.70 USD
Change Today -0.08 / -4.49%
Volume 474.5K
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Setor Commercial Norte

Quadra 4

Bloco B, 100

Room 203 - Asa Norte

Brasília, DF




Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S.A. – Eletrobras is engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Brazil. As of December 31, 2013, the company controlled approximately 34% of the installed power generating capacity within Brazil. Through its subsidiaries, the company is also responsible for approximately 50% of the installed transmission capacity above 230 kilovolt (kV) in Brazil. Strategy The company’s strategy includes the following: expand and improve efficiency in generation, transmission and distribution business; follow renewed strategy for distribution business; seek to maintain high corporate governance standards and to promote sustainability in order to enhance brand value, as well as the market appreciation of stock; and selectively identify growth opportunities in certain international markets. Generation The company’s principal activity is the generation of electricity. The company had an installed capacity of 42,987 megawatt (MW), as of December 31, 2013. The company also generates electricity through thermal and nuclear plants. Hydroelectric Plants The company uses hydro-powered plants to provide the bulk of primary and back-up electricity generated during peak periods of high demand. As of December 31, 2013, the company owned and operated 33 hydroelectric plants. In addition, it holds a 50.0% interest in Itaipu Binacional (Itaipu), the other 50.0% of which is owned by a Paraguayan governmental entity and participations in the Peixe Angical (40.0%), Jirau (40.0%), Serra do Facão (49.5%), Retiro Baixo (49.0%), Foz do Chapecó (40.0%), Baguari (15.0%), Dardanelos (49%) and Santo Antônio (49.0%) plants. Also, the company has participation in the Serra Mesa (48.5%), Manso (70.0%) and Mauá (49.0%). As of December 31, 2013, the total installed capacity of hydroelectric plants was 46,105 MW. Thermal Plants As of December 31, 2013, the company owned and operated 124 thermal plants. In addition, it holds a 49.00% interest in the Serra do Navio plant. Thermal plants include coal and oil power generation units. The total installed capacity of thermal plants was 4,556 MW, as of December 31, 2013. Distribution Distribution of Electricity: The company operates in distribution activities. The following companies undertake distribution activities pursuant to distribution concessions granted by Agência Nacional de Energia Elétrica: Eletrobras Distribuição Roraima, which distributes electricity to the city of Boa Vista, in the state of Roraima; Eletrobras Amazonas Energia, which distributes electricity to the city of Manaus, in the state of Amazonas; Eletrobras Distribuição Alagoas, which distributes electricity in the state of Alagoas; Eletrobras Distribuição Piauí, which distributes electricity in the state of Piauí; Eletrobras Distribuição Rondônia, which distributes electricity in the state of Rondônia; and Eletrobras Distribuição Acre, which distributes electricity in the state of Acre. Customers The company serves industrial, residential, commercial, rural, public lighting, and other areas. History Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S.A. – Eletrobras was founded in 1962. The company is subject to Brazilian Corporate Law.


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