Eletrobras (Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S.A.) is a joint stock company and traded, controlled by the Brazilian government, which operates in the areas of generation, transmission and distribution of electric energy. With shares traded on the stock exchanges of São Paulo, New York, USA, and Madrid, Spain, and focused on profitability, competitiveness, integration and sustainability, the company controls 13 subsidiaries - Eletrobras Furnas, Eletrobras Chesf, Eletronorte, Eletrobras Eletrosul, Eletrobras Eletronuclear, Eletrobras CGTEE, Eletrobras Amazonas Energia, Eletrobras Distribution Roraima, Eletrobras Distribuição Alagoas, Eletrobras Distribution Piauí, Eletrobras Distribution Rondônia, Eletrobras Acre and CELG Distribution (CELG D) - an equity participation company (Eletrobras Eletropar) a research center (Cepel) and also owns 50% of Itaipu Binacional on behalf of the government. Together, these institutions form the Eletrobras.
The Eletrobras generating capacity of Eletrobras, including the half power of Itaipu belonging to the Brazilian government, is 44,569 MW, which corresponds to approximately 32.4% of total generation capacity in the country. This energy is produced by 48 hydroelectric plants, 12 thermoelectric plants and two thermonuclear, which are joining new projects, such as hydroelectric plants of Jirau (3,750 MW) and Santo Antonio (3,568 MW) on the Madeira river and thermonuclear Angra 3 (1,350 MW).
Eletrobras has 67,848 kilometers of transmission lines, representing about 47.42% of total lines that cross Brazil, as well as 258 substations. And are being built by companies of the system, alone or in partnership with the private sector, over 24 transmission lines and 21 substations.
Eletrobras is also seeking investment opportunities in electric energy, both in generation and transmission in several other countries. After 53 years, the company is listed on the portfolio of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE Bovespa), which brings together companies with shares in the São Paulo Stock Exchange with best practices in corporate citizenship, the DJSI Emerging Markets Index (Dow Jones Sustainability Index) of the New York Stock Exchange and is seeking listing in Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), the sustainability index of the New York Stock Exchange.