Message from the CEO
"Climate change are the major concern of humanity in the 21th century. Our company completed 20 years of operations in the electricity sector with the clarity that we are part of the solution and we must continue investing in renewable energy in Brazil"
CEO of AES Tietê
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We are AES Tietê
Since 1999, when our company was founded, the growth of digitization and connectivity has created a universe of possibilities and shift the paradigm in the electricity sector. With more information and knowledge about the context of climate change, customers began to demand innovative solutions, technology and the traceability of their energy matrix.
We, at AES Tietê, have followed this transformation and evolved our business model to be prepared for the new challenges of the 21st century. Our portfolio is exclusively focused in renewable sources and is managed with excellence at the Power Generation Operations Center (COGE).
We also have developed a set of customized solutions, with intelligence and innovation, in order to our performance drives increasingly sustainable business for our clients.
In order to adapt and respond to the changes in the energy sector and in the customer profile, with greater power of choice from the opportunities and possibilities of growth in the free market, and to seek growth and development of businesses with sustainability and longterm value generation, our company strategy is revised every year.
We are a team of 448 people who work to build and solidify a new culture and a new way of commercializing energy, putting our client at the center of the decisions we make and the processes we execute.
CLIC is the name of the program to disseminate our corporate culture formed by three pillars – Clients, Innovation and Collaboration. Our business model is geared to generate value and satisfy our customers and, to do so, we work with collaborative and multidisciplinary processes, to be more agile and efficient.
In 2019, we revised our sustainability commitments through a broad process of internal assessment and listening to our customers and suppliers, as well as government representatives. We analyze studies, scenarios and sector benchmarks, such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In addition, we consult with our stakeholders to identify which challenges and demands are a priority in their relationship with AES Tietê and which SDG we may have positive or negative influence.
Finally, we engage our leaders in a workshop to re-signify the sustainability vision in our business and define a clear positioning, with strategic focus, commitments and goals.
The result of this work was the definition of our Sustainability Guidelines, which represent the evolution of the strategy adopted in 2012 and reformulated in 2015. There are six pillars and commitments aligned with five priority SDG.
We put at the service of our clients a cutting-edge corporate structure, with qualified professionals, technology and innovation projects. Our goal is to understand the needs of each company we work with, to present the various solutions in our portfolio and to support everyone in making the best choices – from an economic, social and environmental perspective – for their business.
Economic and operational performance
Our commercial strategy is based on an active portfolio management focused on mitigating water risks, seeking opportunities for short, medium and long term energy contracting with profitability and lower price volatility.
In the operation of our generation assets, we seek to achieve maximum efficiency to maximize value generation capacity and cost management. Within this vision, the COGE is a competitive differential that allows us to achieve levels of operational excellence while expanding and diversifying our portfolio.
Tucano Wind Complex
The Tucano Wind Complex, originated from an option-to-purchase agreement of 582 MW of greenfield wind projects, materializes our growth strategy through investment in renewable sources, forming strategic partnerships with our customers.
The first phase of the project, already contracted, will be built in Bahia, in an area that covers three municipalities (Tucano, Biritinga and Araci), and will have 322.4 MW of installed capacity. The estimated investment in the construction of the first phase of the Complex is BRL 4 million/MW installed.
Ethical and responsible management requires the care of our employees and the third parties who work in our units, in addition to the communities around our assets. One of the main achievements in 2019 in this scope was to obtain the ISO 45001 certificate, which replaces the OHSAS 18001 one, for the Solar Guaimbê Complex, the Alto Sertão II Wind Complex and all the hydroelectric plants.
The soundness of the health, safety and environmental policy and practice system has also been attested by another audit cycle promoted by AES Corporation. Held every three years, this process covered in 2019 our hydroelectric plants and the Alto Sertão II Wind Complex. No critical or highly relevant deviations have been identified and all opportunities for improvement already have an action plan in place.
The dams of our power plants are strong and consolidated structures, built with the most rigorous technical engineering standards and their integrity is fundamental to both the safety of the regions and the availability of assets for power generation. We monitor in real time all weather and river affluence conditions that may impact the reservoirs, in addition to periodic evaluations of control structures and instruments.
Our company’s growth in Brazil is linked to increasing customer satisfaction with the solutions we deliver as an integrated energy platform, enabling the formation of strategic partnerships for investment in new wind and solar power plants.
To support our Commercial strategy, we have a team dedicated to developing new products and solutions in the energy segment. We conduct market research, use statistical tools and evaluate customer response to new solutions.
Innovation is the path that leads us to develop solutions for our customers focused on enabling intelligent and efficient consumption of electricity. The relationship with startups that develop solutions in the area of electrical energy is a strategy that we have adopted since 2016 to drive the development of innovations.
We were the first company in the sector to use the resources of the Research and Development Program (R&D) regulated by ANEEL in this sense and we became a reference for the market.
In 2019, we completed the selection and acceleration stage of the second edition of the project in partnership with Liga Ventures. Two startups were selected, out of a total of 144 registered, and received support of BRL 750,000, in addition to mentoring for the development of approved projects.
Our Integrated Management System ensures the environmental compliance of all our activities and strategically organizes investments in health, safety and environment. In 2019, one year after consolidating the system for operations in the new sources in our portfolio, we achieved ISO 14001 recertification for all hydroelectric plants and the first certification for Guaimbê Solar Complex and Alto Sertão II Wind Complex.
Relationship with communities
In 2019, based on the structuring of our Sustainability Guidelines, we undertook a complete review of the strategy for private social investments. Our investments are focused on achieving a purpose - to improve lives through solid partnerships for the sustainable development of AES Tietê and its surrounding communities.