Renewable Energy Projects: TotalEnergies' 12.1 GW Offshore Wind Expansion in Brazil

published on 30 January 2024


In a bid to revolutionize Brazil's renewable energy landscape, TotalEnergies is making significant waves with its ambitious offshore wind projects. The company has recently submitted four licensing applications for offshore wind farms off the Brazilian coast, adding a whopping 12.1 GW in installed capacity to its portfolio. This remarkable move comes as Brazil seeks to embrace cleaner and more sustainable energy sources.

Energizing the Offshore Wind Revolution:

TotalEnergies is not new to the renewable energy scene in Brazil. With another 9 GW already under licensing for offshore wind projects, their commitment to a greener future is evident. The potential impact of these projects on Brazil's energy mix is immense, reducing carbon emissions and harnessing the power of the wind to meet growing energy demands.

TotalEnergies and Fiabe Participações Lead the Way:

TotalEnergies isn't alone in recognizing Brazil's offshore wind potential. Fiabe Participações has also joined the movement, submitting a licensing application for a 2.8 GW project in Espírito Santo. The fact that there are now 96 requests totaling 234.2 GW, with a notable 15 GW increase since September 2023, speaks volumes about the growing interest in offshore wind in Brazil. Even amidst global challenges and regulatory uncertainties, developers are eager to ride the renewable wave in this promising market.

Navigating Regulatory Waters:

While the enthusiasm for offshore wind in Brazil is undeniable, the sector still awaits a clear legal framework. The Chamber's approval of the legal framework for offshore wind farms (PL 11247/2018) in November was a significant step. However, it now rests in the hands of the Senate for a final decision. The regulatory path will play a crucial role in shaping the future of offshore wind in Brazil, determining how these ambitious projects come to fruition.


TotalEnergies' bold moves and the increasing interest in offshore wind projects in Brazil highlight the nation's commitment to a sustainable and cleaner energy future. As we eagerly anticipate the Senate's decision on the legal framework, it's clear that offshore wind is set to play a pivotal role in powering Brazil's renewable energy revolution. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting journey towards a greener tomorrow.

The above analysis is proprietary to Enerdatics’ energy analytics team, based on the current understanding of the available data. The information is subject to change and should not be taken to constitute professional advice or a recommendation.

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