Itaipu prepares for international conventions on the environment and renewable energies

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On Thursday (7), Itaipu welcomed a delegation from the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), an international organization aimed at promoting the energy transition of countries. In September, Foz do Iguaçu will host the 15th edition of CEM and the 9th edition of Mission Innovation (MI), a global initiative to speed up public and private clean energy innovation to address climate change. During the same period, the city will also host the G-20 ministerial meetings.

Jean Francois, the head of the CEM secretariat, was received by Itaipu’s Brazilian general director, Enio Verri, at the Production Building. On that occasion, the director explained Itaipu’s actions, aligned with the guidelines of the Federal Government, regarding the production of clean energy and the fight against climate change.

“As the president of the G-20, President Lula attaches great importance to the energy transition, and Brazil has a historical advantage in this regard because most of our energy comes from hydroelectric power plants. In addition, we have seen growth in other clean sources such as wind and solar. We are a symbol of clean energy policy,” said Enio Verri.

According to him, the Binational entity is not only a model in the production of clean and renewable energy but also emphasizes integration as one of its strongest values. “It is impossible to think about energy alternatives without talking about regional integration, and cooperation between countries,” he concluded.

Photo: Emanoela Somavila / Itaipu

For Jean François, Itaipu is an example of how renewable generation can boost the country’s economic growth. “And we hope to demonstrate this to the international community. Itaipu has shown many different ways to overcome this challenge, and we hope to share this knowledge with other countries so that we can replicate this success story,” he said.

Jane Barbiere and Melisande Liu, both from the CEM secretariat, also joined the delegation. The executive technical director of Itaipu, Renato Sacramento; the head of Itaipu’s office in Brasília, Ligia Leite Soares; and the head of the Social Communication Advisory, Ana Paula Hedler, also participated in the meeting.

Visit to Itaipu

After the meeting at the Production Building, the delegation took a panoramic tour of the Itaipu hydroelectric plant. They also visited the Biogas Demonstration Unit and the Hydrogen Plant at the Itaipu Technological Park (PTI).

The delegation was also received by the mayor of Foz do Iguaçu, Chico Brasileiro. In the afternoon, they made a technical visit to the Bourbon Cataratas do Iguaçu Thermas Eco Resort and Mabu Thermas Grand Resort hotels, where the meetings will take place at the end of September.