The minister, who is in New York to present an energy transition project, explained that the reconnection with Venezuela, interrupted in 2019 by then president Jair Bolsonaro, is a project that seeks to provide energy security to the areas in northern Brazil.
"We have already begun to integrate with Venezuela. A decree was made to re-import clean and renewable electrical energy, the hydraulic energy from the Guri plant," Silveira said.
The interruption of energy imports from Venezuela affected the supply of energy to the state of Roraima, the only region of Brazil that is not yet connected to the national electrical system.
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