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Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the month of June, 2011
Commission File Number 1-14668

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Energy Company of Paraná
(Translation of Registrant's name into English)
Rua Coronel Dulcídio, 800
80420-170 Curitiba, Paraná
Federative Republic of Brazil
(5541) 3222-2027
(Address of principal executive offices)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.  Form 20-F ___X___ Form 40-F _______

 Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  

Yes _______ No ___X____


IR COPEL 07/11 - 06/16/2011

Copel Forms Wind Power Partnership

     Companhia Paranaense de Energia – COPEL, pursuant to CVM Instruction 358/2002, hereby informs the market that its Board of Directors has approved the acquisition of a 49.9% interest in the Farol (20 MW), Olho d’Água (30 MW), São Bento do Norte (30 MW) and Boa Vista (14 MW) wind farms, located in the State of Rio Grande do Norte and owned by Dreen Brasil Investimentos e Participações S.A. These undertakings sold energy at the 2nd Alternative Energy Source Auction on August 26, 2010 and are currently in the implantation phase. The transaction is subject to approval by ANEEL, the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency.

Curitiba, June 16, 2011.

Ricardo Portugal Alves
CFO and Investor Relations Officer


For additional information, please contact Copel’s Investor Relations team:
ri@copel.com or (55-41) 3222-2027


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Date: June 16, 2011
/S/  Lindolfo Zimmer
Lindolfo Zimmer

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