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Last $5.99 USD
Change Today -0.055 / -0.91%
Volume 298.2K
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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 in the Brazilian state of Paraná. The company also provides telecommunications and other services. 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, 2014, the company owned and operated 2,174 kilometers of transmission lines and 189,925.4 kilometers of distribution lines. Generation As of December 31, 2014, the company operated and sold energy through 18 hydroelectric plants, 1 wind plant and 1 thermoelectric plant, with a total installed capacity of 4,754.4 megawatts (MW). Transmission and Distribution The company’s transmission system consists of all its assets of 230 kilovolts (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. The company carries out the operation and maintenance of 2,204 kilometers of transmission lines, 32 substations in the state of Paraná and 1 substation in the state of São Paulo. In addition, the company has partnerships with other companies to operate 1,442 kilometers of transmission lines and 4 substations through special purpose companies (SPCs). The company’s distribution system consists of a 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, 2014, the company provided electricity in a geographic area encompassing approximately 98% of the state of Paraná and served 4.3 million customers. The company’s distribution grid includes 189,925.4 kilometers of distribution lines, 388,883 distribution transformers and 230 distribution substations of 34.5 kV, 35 substations of 69 kV and 96 substations of 138 kV. During 2014, 145,477 new customers were connected to its network, including customers connected through the rural and urban electrification programs. The company has 28 customers that are directly supplied with energy at a high voltage (69 kV and above) through connections to its distribution lines. Customers: During 2014, the company supplied approximately 97% of the energy distributed directly to captive customers in the state of Paraná. The company’s concession area includes 4.3 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 29 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 telecommunication services within the States of Paraná and Santa Caratina. In 2014, the company served the 399 municipalities in the state of Paraná and 2 additional municipalities in the state of Santa Catarina, and the company also has been involved in an educational project aimed at providing public elementary and middle schools in the state of Paraná with broadband Internet access. The company provides services to most of the major Brazilian telecommunication companies that operate in the state of Paraná. In total, the company has 21,761 clients (4,227 corporate clients which include supermarket, universities, banks, Internet service providers and television network and 17,534 retail clients). The company also provides different telecommunication services to its subsidiaries. The company owns 45.0% of the stock of Sercomtel Telecomunicações S.A. (Sercomtel). Sercomtel holds concessions to provide fixed and mobile telephone services in the municipalities of Londrina and Tamarana in the state of Paraná and has obtained Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações’s (ANA

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