Vesuvius Sao Pãulo converts to green electricity
In 2020, the Vesuvius Sao Paulo plant became the third Vesuvius site in Brazil to switch 100% to the use of green electricity, following our Rio de Janeiro and Piedade sites.
Brazil operates a Free Energy Market to encourage competition and reduce the cost of electricity. This enables the free trade of electrical energy, allowing industrial, commercial, and service company consumers to contract electric energy directly from generators and trading companies.
Benefiting from these new market conditions, the São Paulo plant switched over its electricity supply to a new supplier offering 100% green electricity, generated from a combination of solar, wind, and hydro sources.
The estimated annual reduction in CO2 that would otherwise be produced in energy generation is 300 tonnes.