Copel – Companhia Paranaense de Energia – generates, transmits, distributes and trades electric energy, and also provides telecommunication services. The Company is one of the largest electric power facilities in Brazil. The Company’s position in the sector is a result of 65 years of experience and technical proficiency in generating, transmitting, distributing and commercializating electric power.
Copel went public in April 1994 on Bolsa de Valores de São Paulo – B3 – and, in July 1997, became the first company of the Brazilian electric power sector with shares traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Copel’s shares are also traded in Europe, on the Latibex – the Latin American arm of the Madrid Stock Exchange, since June 2002. In May 2008 Copel joined B3’s Level 1 of Corporate Governance.
Currently, Copel directly serves 4.7 million customers units in 395 municipalities and 1,113 localities (districts, villas and villages). Copel has 45 own plants (19 hydroelectric power plants, 1 thermal power plant and 25 wind farms), operates 1 hydroelectric power plants under the quota regime, and holds interests in another eleven energy generation projects (1 thermal power plant, 6 hydroelectric power plants and 4 wind power plants) in operation, totaling an installed capacity of 6,400 MW, referred to Copel´s stake. In addition, 01 hydroelectric power plant and 01 wind farm is under construction. In order to transmit and distribute the generated energy, the Company has 7,735 km of transmission lines and 200,263 km of distribution lines, making up Brazil’s third largest distribution network. Its workforce is composed of 7,065 employees.