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Powering Up through Efficiency

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co-created solar soccer stadium in South America.

 

Coelba (part of the Neoenergia Group) distributes electricity to the Brazilian state of Bahia, serving millions of people. The company is also concerned with social and sustainability issues, but lack of quality data was hindering their efforts. SAP offered a way to improve both data and analysis to support Coelba’s sustainability goals.


Company

Coelba (Grupo Neoenergia)

Headquarters

Bahia, Brazil

Customer Website

www.coelba.com.br

Revenue

US$5 billion

Number of Employees

5,000

Implementation Partners

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Line of Business

Information Technology

Industry

Utilities

Featured Products

SAP HANA

History

With power, comes responsibility

Electricity in Bahia was provided by municipal governments until 1960, when Coelba was established with the mission to provide energy for growth, and today the company pursues a path of social responsibility as well.

     

  • 1977Reached 500,000 customers.
  • 1981Moved headquarters to Salvador.
  • 1987 Began supplying electricity to all municipal towns of the state of Bahia.
  • 1993Became first power utility in Latin America to build fully digitalized substation.
  • 1997Privatized with purchased by consortium, Guaraniana SA.
  • 2004 Holding company renamed Neoenergia.
  • 2009Served more than 14 million people in 563,000 km area.
  • 2010Began supporting substitution of old refrigerators for more energy efficient models.
  • 2011Ran the largest rural electrification program in Brazil.
  • 2012 Helped deliver power to low income customers (57.7% of residential customers are classified as low income).
  • 2013Completion of solar plant at Pituaçu Stadium.

The Challenge

Needed: better data, more flexibility

For Coelba, manual data consolidation made analysis a cumbersome, error-prone process, and poor data led to poor analytics. The need to eliminate multiple data versions while gaining more analytic flexibility led to tension between the IT and business segments of the company. Coelba needed a win-win solution.

Enter SAP

Getting the bigger picture

By harnessing the power of in-memory database technology, Coelba will be able to improve data quality, consistency, integrity, and security and eliminate cumbersome data consolidation processes. Plus, SAP HANA provides the high-speed analysis capabilities Coelba needs for informed, real-time decision making.

The SAP Experience

A more powerful solution

By harnessing the power of in-memory database technology, Coelba will be able to improve data quality, consistency, integrity, and security and eliminate cumbersome data consolidation processes. Plus, SAP HANA provides the high-speed analysis capabilities Coelba needs for informed, real-time decision making.

Today

Clean and efficient

Coelba can now succeed with their strategic plan to operate efficiently and effectively – all while heeding the demands of a world in which people seek energy sources that are compatible with a clean, safe, and healthy environment.

Journey Ahead

More to come

Coelba sees a bright future ahead. They’re on target to follow the SAP roadmap, with plans to integrate previously purchased SAP ERP and SAP CCS applications with SAP HANA. They also plan on adding SAP HANA blocks as well as the Predictive Analysis application.

 

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