The figures clearly show the discrepancy: while we live in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, 990,103 Brazilians do not have access to electric energy in the Amazônia Legal Region. The Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEMA) conducted a new study that indicates the locations where Brazilians live without access to the public service of electric energy in the region, based on a geo-referenced, analytical methodology that includes indigenous peoples, extractive reserves, quilombos, and settlers. Thanks to this analysis, it is possible to estimate that 19% of the population living in Indigenous Territories in the Amazon Region is without access to electric energy – as is 22% of the population in conservation areas and 10% of rural settlers.
Quoting the site Amazonas Notícias [Amazon News] , Pedro Bara, a senior researcher at IEMA and one of those responsible for the study, said:
“With the results of this work, it is possible to plan the amount of resources to remedy the problem, how long it will take to achieve the universalization of electric energy in the Amazon Region, and how to go beyond the access to energy towards social well-being and also to promote community productive activities.”
iCS has been extensively involved in the financing and coordination for the development of energy efficiency and a clean and sustainable energy matrix in the country, as well as supporting studies and research about access to energy in the Amazon Region.