Pampulha Lake emerged in the 1940s with the then mayor and future president of Brazil Juscelino Kubitschek.
Israel Pinheiro Square, better known as Pope's Square, is an important square in the Mangabeiras neighborhood in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais.
No one knows for sure who discovered the first gold nugget, but it was sometime between 1693 and 1698.
The SC B5 2013Colloquium will be organized by Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais - CEMIG, one of Brazil’s most solid and important electric energy sector groups, that holds equity stakes in over 100 different companies, in addition to consortia and an equity fund.
CEMIG is a joint-stock company controlled by the Government of the State of Minas Gerais with 114,000 shareholders in 44 countries and its shares are traded on the São Paulo, New York and Madrid stock exchanges. The company has become a benchmark in the global economy and is recognized for its sustainable performance. For 13 years running CEMIG has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World).
The Cemig Group is also renowned for its size and expertise, and is considered the largest integrated company in Brazil’s electric energy sector. The company is active in 96% of the service concession area of the entire state of Minas Gerais with over 7 million consumers in 774 municipalities. It is also the major energy supplier to free consumers in Brazil with a 25% market share, and one of the major generating groups, operating 65 plants with 6,925 megawatts of installed capacity.
CEMIG’s activities reach 22 Brazilian states and the Federal District, and Chile, where a transmission line is operated. It took ownership control of Light, thereby increasing its equity stake in the distributor serving Rio de Janeiro and other cities in that State. It also has equity stakes in electric power transmission companies (TBE and Taesa), and investments in the natural gas (Gasmig), telecommunications (Cemig Telecom) and energy efficiency (Efficientia) segments.
Following its policy of investing in energy alternatives, CEMIG acquired a stake in three wind farms in the State of Ceará with 99.6 megawatts of installed capacity. This acquisition vindicated the Company’s pioneer undertaking in 1994, when it built Brazil’s first wind farm for commercial generation. The Company also invests in other renewable sources such as biomass, small hydropower plants, solar energy and cogeneration projects.
CEMIG is also the only electric energy sector utility in Latin America to be listed on The Global Dow Index. The U.S. index was created in 2008 and includes 150 companies considered world leaders from 25 countries with the objective of serving as a benchmark on the international market. In Brazil, only three companies were listed.
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