One of the projects of SER Sistemas de Energia Renovável, specifically the Sertão 1 project, has been awarded in 2018 as the most efficient in Brazil in the 2018 solar ranking. This award has been presented by Epowerbay, a prestigious Brazilian company that responsible for evaluating all renewable energy projects carried out in the country.
The project is located in the Brazilian town of São João de Piaui, with a nominal power of 30 MW. During 2018, the project has achieved an average capacity factor of 28.6%, leading in several months the ranking of the most efficient plants along with another of the projects developed by Ser Energía, Sobral 1. Both Projects were acquired by the Spanish company GPG, Global Power Generation, a subsidiary of Naturgy, after winning the A-2 auction in 2015, and are in operation since 2017. The construction of the two projects was made under the specifications of the engineers of Ser Energía.
In addition to these two projects, other parks that were also developed by the engineers of Ser Energía during 2018, such as the cases of Angico and Malta in the state of Paraiba, and Assuruá in Bahia, have come into operation. Throughout the year 2019, the Sobrado project, which is also located in the state of Bahia, will begin operations.
All these achievements and recognitions allow us to affirm that Ser Energía is one of the most pioneer companies in the development of solar plants in Brazil and that it is in a consolidated growth process. Also, it continues to develop new projects together with its partners and clients, with the clear objective of achieving 5 GW in its portfolio of projects within the Brazilian geography by 2020.
From Ser Energía, we want to thank this award that recognizes all our effort to do our job in the best possible way. It also motivates us to achieve it again in the coming years.
In the same way, we want to thank our partners and customers for the trust they place in us so that we can jointly develop solar plant projects. Without them, we would not have won this award, so part of this award is also yours.