Our History

1905
A powerhouse with a mining heart is born

A group of entrepreneurs, made up of José Monteiro Ribeiro Junqueira, João Duarte Ferreira and Norberto Custódio Ferreira, launched themselves into the young and promising electricity market by foundingCompanhia Força e Luz Cataguazes-Leopoldina - CFLCL.

Commitment to people is ingrained in the company's DNA. The founding of the agricultural technician training school, back in 1906, reflects the company's commitment to education and energy as a basis for attracting industries and promoting the development that would improve the quality of life in the region. Since then, we have invested in cultural and educational spaces and in projects that shed light on our cultural heritage.

As far as employees are concerned, in 1925 we were one of thefirst in the world to give employees profit sharing. The importance of developing and recognizing our people remains a priority. Today, we are one of the 70 best companies to work for in Brazil, with 93% proud to belong.

 

Diversification: A strategy to anticipate every market moment

In these 118 years, CFLCL has changed its name, its brand, delved into the diversity of Brazilian territories, accumulated expertise in all segments of the energy market, but has always kept its focus on bringing quality energy wherever customers need it. Below are the most significant moments in our journey of change.

1907
Pioneering the Stock Exchange

Cataguazes-Leopoldina was the third joint-stock company to be listed on the Rio de Janeiro Stock Exchange.

1908
Power generation
Where it all began

In 1908, the company's first hydroelectric plant, Usina Maurício, was inaugurated to electrify coffee farms and a textile factory in the region of Cataguases and Leopoldina/MG. Using technology imported from Germany, the plant became one of the pioneers in the country, bringing electricity to the region before it was even available in the state capital. Its power output was increased in 1912, 1956, 1958 and 1970 until it reached XXkW. The plant was also innovative in its economic model: a Public-Private Partnership with the local municipality.

1910
Energy distribution

Our direct connection with customers is born

At the beginning of the century, the cities of the Zona da Mata Mineira began to demand electricity and the company began to invest in this new market with the acquisition of Serviços Elétricos de Muriaé/MG.

1999 In eight decades, the company has already built eight power stations and small hydroelectric plants in Minas Gerais. This know-how caught the market's attention and paved the way for CFLCL to start building plants for third parties. That year, Cat-Leo Energia S.A. was founded to take over the business of generating and building hydroelectric plants.

2007
Completion of the deverticalization plan
 

Cataguazes-Leopoldina System concludes Demerger Plan. Energisa becomes SCL's holding company and replaces Cataguazes-Leopoldina on the stock exchange. Energisa sells Zona da Mata Geração, which owns 11 small hydroelectric plants (45 MW).

2008
Energisa Group and the new brand
 

Grupo Cataguazes-Leopoldina has become Grupo Energisa and has a new brand. Energisa Group's shareholders have approved the new corporate names of its subsidiaries. All the companies now have the prefix Energisa, in addition to the name that identifies them with their region of operation or activity, consistent with the unification under the new Energisa brand.

2010
Renewable energy generation

 

In 2010, the company entered the wind power generation market with the construction of five wind farms in Rio Grande do Norte. Two years later, it acquired electricity generation assets using sugar cane biomass. All these renewable assets were sold in 2015.

2014
Acquisition of Rede Group

Completion, on April 11, of the transfer of control of Grupo Rede to Energisa. With the acquisition, Energisa now serves approximately 6.2 million consumers, or a population of 16 million people, in 788 municipalities in nine states, in all regions of the country. In addition to its distribution presence in the states of Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Paraná, the company now also operates in Paraíba, Sergipe, Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul.

2017
Energisa Service Center (CSE)

On April 3, the Energisa Service Center (CSE) began operating in Cataguases (MG), centralizing the provision of transactional services and operational activities in administrative areas that are repeated, such as payroll, vacations and issuing invoices. In addition to improving the organization of the company's processes and work routines, the move contributes to the performance of the sectors and generates better results with lower costs, bringing more security and solidity to the Group.

2017
Energy transmission
Accelerated growth to improve the quality of the energy that reaches our customers

In a country of continental dimensions like ours, where the basic transmission network of the National Interconnected System is an impressive 179,000 kilometers, our 3,600 kilometers of high-voltage lines may seem modest.

However, for us, each kilometer is seen as an achievement because it brings a better quality of life to towns and villages that previously had precarious access to energy.

2018
Arrival in Acre and Rondônia

On August 30, 2018, ENERGISA S/A won auction No. 2/2018-PPI/PND, acquiring the distributors Centrais Elétricas de Rondônia ("Ceron") and Companhia de Eletricidade do Acre ("Eletroacre").

2019 The ecosystem of integrated energy solutions begins to take shape with the acquisition of 87% of the capital of Alsol Energias Renováveis S.A., reinforcing the Group's presence in energy 4.0, including distributed generation, generation by renewable sources, energy storage, real-time monitoring of generation and consumption, and electrification of transportation.

2021 Launch of Voltz Capital S.A., the first fintech in the electricity sector, which offers a free and complete digital account, capable of replacing the main banking and financial services offered by traditional banks.

2022 Launch of (re)energisa, which brings together the Group's solutions for the energy transition to a low-carbon economy: centralized generation, distributed generation, free market trading and value-added services.

2022 In renewables, the focus is now on solar energy generation farms, with the Rio do Peixe I and II photovoltaic plants coming into operation.

2022
Gemini Energy

On June 10, Energisa Transmissão de Energia S.A. completed the acquisition of Gemini Energy, which owns 85.04% of LMTE, 83.33% of LXTE and 100% of LTTE, all operational transmission concessionaires located in Amapá, Pará, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, respectively, which together have an installed transmission capacity of 6,700 MVA, 1,451 km in length and an Annual Operating Revenue of R$ 362.9 million. The acquisition of Gemini reinforces Energisa Group's commitment to leading the energy transition agenda by combining business diversification and robust investments, as well as bringing operational synergies with the other assets in the group's transmission portfolio.

2023
Entry into the natural gas distribution market

Acquisition of ES Gás, giving new impetus to the diversification of our business by adding the main fuel of the energy transition to our portfolio.

2023
Entry into the fertilizer market and industrial and commercial waste management.

Acquisition of Agric, reinforcing the commitment to invest in the generation and commercialization of clean and renewable energies and corroborating ESG practices to reduce carbon emissions.