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Last $11.59 USD
Change Today -0.11 / -0.94%
Volume 984.5K
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Rua Coronel Dulcídio, 800


Curitiba, PR 80420-170


Phone: 55 41 3322 3535


Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity mainly in the Brazilian State of Paraná. The company also provides telecommunications and other services. The company’s electric power business is subject to comprehensive regulation by Agência Nacional de Energia Elétrica (ANEEL). The company holds concessions to distribute electricity in 394 municipalities in the State of Paraná and in the municipality of Porto União in the State of Santa Catarina. As of December 31, 2013, the company owned and operated 2,173.5 km of transmission lines and 187,876.5 km of distribution lines. Strategy Main elements of the company’s business strategy include the following: expanding its power generation, transmission, distribution, and telecommunication systems; expanding its generation business’ sales to free customers both inside and outside the State of Paraná; seeking productivity improvements in the short term and sustained growth in the long term; striving to keep customers satisfied and its workforce motivated and prepared; seeking cost efficiency and innovation; achieving excellence in data, image, and voice transmission; and researching new technologies in the energy sector in order to expand power output with renewable and non-polluting sources. Generation Generation Facilities As of December 31, 2013, the company operated 19 hydroelectric plants, 1 wind plant and 1 thermoelectric plant, with a total installed capacity of 4,756.1 MW. If the company includes the installed capacity of the generation companies in which the company has equity interest, its total installed capacity is 5,354.7 MW. The company produces electricity almost exclusively through its hydroelectric plants. Transmission and Distribution Transmission is the bulk transfer of electricity from generating facilities to the distribution system by means of the Interconnected Transmission System, in tension greater than or equal to 230 kV. Distribution is the transfer of electricity to Final Customers, in tension lesser or equal to 138 kV. Transmission: The company’s transmission system consists of all its assets of 230 kV and greater and a small portion of its 69 kV and 138 kV assets, which are used to transmit the electricity the company generates and the energy the company receives from other sources. In addition to using its transmission lines to provide energy to customers in the State of Paraná, the company also transmits energy through the Interconnected Transmission System. Two companies owned by the federal government, Eletrosul and Furnas Centrais Elétricas S.A. (Furnas) also maintain significant transmission systems in the State of Paraná. Distribution: The company’s distribution system consists of a widespread network of overhead lines and substations with voltages up to 138 kV and a small portion of its 230 kV assets. As of December 31, 2013, the company provided electricity in a geographic area encompassing approximately 98% of the State of Paraná and served 4.2 million customers. The company’s distribution network includes 187,876.5 km of distribution lines, 388,883 distribution transformers and 231 distribution substations of 34.5 kV, 36 substations of 69 kV and 94 substations of 138 kV. The company’s concession area includes 4.2 million customers located in the State of Paraná and in one municipality in the State of Santa Catarina, located south of the State of Paraná. The company also sold energy to a total of 27 Free Customers, 4 of which were located outside of its concession area. Other Businesses Telecommunications Copel Telecomunicações S.A.: Pursuant to an authorization from the Brazilian National Telecommunication Agency, Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (ANATEL), the company provides corporate telecommunication services within the State of Paraná and international long-distance services. In 2013, the company served the 399 municipalities in the State of Paraná and 2 additional municipalities in the State of Santa Catarina. The company provides services to most of the major Brazilian telecommunication companies that operate

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