2010-2019 Plan for Energy Expansion

Name of policy 2010-2019 Plan for Energy Expansion
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Brazil
Region South America


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Economic Instruments
    • Direct investment
      • Infrastructure investments
Sector name
  • Electricity and heat
    • Renewables
Policy description In December 2010, Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy approved the new 2010-2019 Decennial Plan for Energy Expansion. Such plan implements the phasing out of fossil fuel power plants construction by 2014 and foresees major expansions in the hydro and wind grid-connected power sectors over the next ten years.

Installed capacity targets for renewable energies have been fixed as follows:

Hydro: from 83.1 GW in 2010 to 116.7 GW by 2019. Small hydro: from 4 GW in 2010 to 7GW by 2019. Biomass: from 5.4 GW bin 2010 to 8.5 GW by 2019. Wind: 1.4 in 2010 to 6 GW by 20119 The 10-year plan foresees an investment package of BRL 952 billion, EUR 420.2 billion equivalent, and targets additional grid-connected electricity generation from renewable sources of 4GW by the end of 2010, 777 MW in 2011 and 2 GW in 2012. Considering the dramatic increase in domestic electricity consumption, 52% by 2019, the total share of renewable energy sources will have to increase by 13% annually with wind, biomass and hydro as front-runners.

Policy type
  • Renewables1
Policy stringency
Implementation state Implemented
Date of decision 2010
Start date of implementation
End date of implementation
High impact No
Impact indicator


Source or references http://www.iea.org/policiesandmeasures/pams/brazil/name-24980-en.php?s=dHlwZT1yZSZzdGF0dXM9T2s,&return=PG5hdiBpZD0iYnJlYWRjcnVtYiI-PGEgaHJlZj0iLyI-SG9tZTwvYT4gJnJhcXVvOyA8YSBocmVmPSIvcG9saWNpZXNhbmRtZWFzdXJlcy8iPlBvbGljaWVzIGFuZCBNZWFzdXJlczwvYT4gJnJhcXVvOyA8YSBocmVmPSIvcG9saWNpZXNhbmRtZWFzdXJlcy9yZW5ld2FibGVlbmVyZ3kvIj5SZW5ld2FibGUgRW5lcmd5PC9hPjwvbmF2Pg,,
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Is supported by policies
Comments (background and assessment)
Status Final

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