Regulates exploitation of offshore wind energy production

15 Jun 2022

On 25 January 2022, the Brazilian government issued Decree No. 10.946/2022, which provides rules for allocating the use of physical spaces and natural resources in open waters for energy production. The decree will come into effect on 15 June 2022.

The decree will allow the exploration and production of energy from wind sources, establishing rules for the allocation of areas for exploitation and exploration by investors, either through a bidding procedure authorized by the government or by responding through individual applications from investors. The decree also defines a new application procedure and the requirements for submitting it, as well as the institutional framework of the regulatory bodies responsible for issuing permits.

According to the new text, the Ministry of Mines and Energy will issue the relevant regulations within 180 days of the decree's publication.