EDP Energias do Brasil SA operates as an investment holding company. The firm generates, distributes and sells electric energy. It operates through the following segments: Generation, Distribution, Commercialization and Transmission. The Generation segment controls investment operations of conventional-source enterprises, such as hydroelectric, small hydroelectric and thermoelectric power plants. The Distribution segment operates in two states Sao Paulo and Espirito Santo. The Commercialization segment engages in energy purchase and sale agreements with counterparts all over Brazil and provides technical and commercial services, including transmission, distribution and maintenance systems with corporate customers, energy efficiency projects and photovoltaic distributed generation. The Transmission segment consists of five projects. The company was founded on July 24, 2000 and is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil.