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Last Monday, September 16th, it was held in Belo Horizonte the event “IOP MEETINGS”, which discussed the future and opportunities in the energy sector in Brazil, with the participation of Paulo Brant (vice governor of Minas Gerais) and Almirante Bento Albuquerque (Minister of Mines and Energy of Brazil).
The “IOP MEETINGS” was promoted by Pacificador Institute, with the support of BAMIN Mining, TSX Group, Geosol and Winter Carvalho Lawyers.
Energy, a fundamental component of any country's infrastructure, is characterized by the need for intensive investment, predictability and stability for its development. In recent years, Brazilian energy matrix has experienced good increase, but despite being relevant, it has been insufficient considering the projected demand on the country's horizon. The fact that a projected demand for energy is much higher than supply attracts international investors of different nationalities, encouraging the debate and verifying the urgency of creating policies to encourage and attract these investments, usually.
The “IOP MEETINGS” had massive presence of businessmen from the sector and discussed the challenges for the Brazilian energy sector, fundamental for sustainable development, highlighting new energy matrices, a photovoltaic, wind, biomass, oil and natural gas.
The event occurred in the capital of Minas Gerais. The Minister pointed out that, due to the high expectation of economic growth for Brazil, it is necessary to create an economic environment of economic predictability, granting the participation of investors in public auctions, investments in diversity of market opening and creation of a regulatory safe environment.
In the last two energy auctions in Brazil, investments of approximately US $ 1.5 billion were handled and the expectation is that this number is just the beginning of a promising investment cycle, said Antônio Roberto Winter Carvalho, responsible for corporate and tax structuring in Winter Carvalho Associated Lawyers.