|Exchange:||New York Stock Exchange|
|Stock:||CPFL Energy SA|
|Industry:||Utilities - Diversified|
|CPFLEnergia S.A. was incorporated in 1998. The Company, along with its subsidiaries distributes, generates and commercializes electricity in Brazil. It is the electricity Distributor in Brazil, based on the 40,645 GWh of electricity it distributed to approximately 7.2 million consumers in 2012. The Company is also involved in building two biomass generation projects and 18 wind farms. It is also engaged in electricity commercialization, and provide agency services to Free Consumers before the CCEE and other agents, as well as electricity-related services to its affiliates and unaffiliated parties. Its core business is Distribution, Conventional generation sources, Renewable generation sources, Commercialization and Services. The company's eight distribution subsidiaries together supply electricity to a region covering 175,237 square kilometers, primarily in the States of São Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul. Their concession areas include 559 municipalities and a population of approximately 18 million people. Together, they provided electricity to approximately 7.2 million consumers as of December 31, 2012. It has eight distribution subsidiaries: CPFL Paulista, CPFL Piratininga, RGE, CPFL Santa Cruz, CPFL Jaguari, CPFL Mococa, CPFL Leste Paulista and CPFL Sul Paulista. Each of its subsidiaries has a Distribution Network consisting of a network of predominantly overhead lines and sub-stations having successively lower voltage ranges. Consumers are classified in different voltage levels based on their consumption of, and demand for, electricity. Large industrial and commercial consumers receive electricity at High Voltage ranges (up to 138 kV) while smaller industrial, commercial and residential consumers receive electricity at lower voltage ranges (2.3 kV and below). As of December 31, 2012, its distribution Networks consisted of 235,498 kilometers of distribution lines, including 327,455 distribution transformers. The Company classifies its consumers into five categories: Industrial consumers, Residential consumers, Commercial consumers, Rural consumers and Other consumers. It is currently involved in the construction of Alvorada and Coopcana co generation plants, the Campo dos Ventos II wind farm and the wind farms of the Macacos I, São Benedito, Atlântica and the Campo dos Ventos complexes. It is currently engaged in the refurbishment of the CERAN complex. The Company is also installing equipment to assure the free flow of water in the three hydroelectrical plants and therefore increase their availability. It faces competition from other generation and commercialization companies in the sale of electricity to Free Consumers.|
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