FURNAS Centrais Elétricas is a privately-held mixed-economy corporation controlled by Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S.A. - Eletrobras. The company is involved in energy generation, transmission and sales. It operates in 16 states and the Federal District.
The company owns part of its electricity generation and transmission concessions, affected or not by Law nº 12.783/2013, while and another part is made up of public-private partnerships through Specific Purpose Companies (SPEs).
FURNAS corporate governance is guaranteed by our internal processes and relationships of the senior management, comprised of the Board of Directors, Management, Fiscal Council and the Audit Committee.
Who we are
When FURNAS was first created, its mission was to avoid the energy breakdown that threatened Brazil's industrialization process in the 1950s. This involved building the country's first large-scale hydroelectric plant: the Furnas Plant (MG). The company has since played a crucial role in the development of Brazilian society.
Created on February 28, 1957, the company currently has facilities in the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo, Paraná, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pará, Tocantins, Rondônia, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Norte, Ceará, Bahia and in the Federal District.
FURNAS' performance over the past six decades has turned into a benchmark for other energy companies looking to tailor their structure to the new regulatory landscape of the Brazilian electricity industry. The company prioritizes operational efficiency, process performance, sustainable investment and measures that increase management transparency.
FURNAS has increased its share of renewable, conventional and alternative sources and energy transmission, through auctions carried out by the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel) and remains a benchmark for the Brazilian energy generation and transmission industry.
The company’s energy network includes 21 hydroelectric, 2 thermoelectric plants and 1 wind farms complex, either owned by the company or in partnership with the private sector, more than 29,000 km of transmission lines and 69 substations.
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We put all our energy into the sustainable development of society.
To be an innovative, clean energy company, recognized for excellence and sustainability.
Respect for people and life
Ethics and transparency
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