Offshore Wind Energy in Brazil

Going Global: Expanding Offshore Wind to Emerging Markets (Vol. 17) : Technical Potential for Offshore Wind in Brazil - Map (English). Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group
Offshore Wind Technical Potential in Brazil, modified from World Bank Group

Brazil features with its great share of hydro power a low-carbon power production. As seen in the recent years, hydro power production cannot grant a fully reliable energy supply during the dry seasons. That is were renewable energies come into play. Furthermore, the green hydrogen economy promises a high demand on green electricity in the future.

Since the second half of 2018, the emerging Brazilian offshore wind energy sector experiences some state of flux. Public authorities are investigating in the offshore wind potential and developing a legal framework.

Meanwhile, there is a project pipeline of far more than 100 Gigawatts initiated.

Most of the important international power producer have identified Brazil as a promising market for their green field portfolios. Companies like EDF, EDP, Engie, Equinor, Total, Shell and many other have made initial steps to enter the Brazilian offshore wind energy market.

Globally Connected: World Forum Offshore Wind

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Johannes Dimas is the representative Brazil within the World Forum Offshore Wind (WFO). The WFO is promoting offshore wind energy on a global scale.

The WFO is a non-profit organization with offices in Hamburg, Tokyo, Taipei and New York. WFO’s international members represent the complete offshore wind value chain including utility companies, manufacturers, service firms as well as non-profit organizations.

Local Engagement in Brazil

IBAMA hearing in 2019
IBAMA expert hearing in July 2019, Brasilia

Johannes Dimas actively promotes the sustainable transformation of the energy sector and is partnering with national and international organizations. As part of his commitment, he held various workshops on wind energy – e.g. for the Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), the National Operator of the Electric System (ONS), and other governmental agencies; organized by the national Energy Research Office (EPE) and the German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ).

His work contributed to the Offshore Roadmap Brazil which was published beginning of 2020 by EPE. Furthermore, he was appointed as expert of the hearing on the environmental licensing standard for offshore wind farms by the federal Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA).

ONP Management GmbH and the Brazilian market
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As a commitment to the local Brazilian market, Johannes Dimas founded in the year 2020 the company Energia & Gestão de Projetos ltda (EGP): A bridge between the emerging Brazilian offshore wind energy market and the global offshore community. The company, established in Rio de Janeiro, supported various Brazilian and international companies to enter the Brazilian offshore wind energy sector.

Since 2023, he is pursuing his engagement in the Brazilian market at ONP Management GmbH, headquartered in Hamburg. With a team of highly specialized experts he is broadening the services for the development and realization of challenging projects. ONP staffs and advises projects around the world and has identified Brazil as target market.

R&D and Education


Johannes Dimas is also engaged in the fields of R&D and education. He gave guest lectures for the postgraduate courses European Energy Manager (EUREM) and Gestão de Energias Renováveis (GENRE) in Rio de Janeiro.

In this field, he collaborated amongst others with the German Association for International Cooperation (GIZ), the AHK-RJ, the institute COPPE of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and the Instituto Superior de Inovação e Tecnologia (ISITEC).

International Professional Exchange

The expert trip to Germany in May, 2019
Missão Técnica Eólica Offshore 2019

Johannes Dimas organized together with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Brazil-Germany in Rio de Janeiro (AHK-RJ) the first high-level professional exchange between Germany and Brazil for the offshore wind industry.

Next to big players like Petrobras and Mitsui, around 10 medium sized Brazilian companies and research institutes took advantage of the expert trip Missão Técnica Eólica Offshore to Germany in 2019.

Business Intelligence for German Companies

As business analyst, Johannes Dimas reported on the Brazilian market to Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI). GTAI is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany.

In the course of this engagement from 2020 to 2023, he assessed the Brazilian on- and offshore wind energy market and investment opportunities, as well as the potential of renewable resources for a green hydrogen economy in Chile and Brazil. In addition, he benchmarked the status quo of green hydrogen regulations in Latin America.