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Washington, D.C. 20549

Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the month of May, 2014
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____


Notice to the Market – IR 06/14



Copel Distribuição’s Captive Market grows 7.1% in 1Q14

                This report  analyzes  the performance of  Copel’s  electricity  market between  January  and March 2014  and all  comparisons  refer  to  the  same  period  in  2013. 

Copel Distribuição

Captive Market

Electricity sales  to  Copel  Distribuição’s  captive  market came to 6,184 GWh in 1Q14, up 7.1% in comparison with 1T13. The table below breaks down electricity sales by customer segment


  Number of Customers         
  Mar/14  Mar/13  Var. %  1Q14  1Q13  Var. % 
Residential  3,354,777  3,223,968  4.1  1,923  1,726  11.5 
Industrial  92,978  88,533  5.0  1,585  1,602  (1.0) 
Commercial  342,723  330,281  3.8  1,447  1,324  9.2 
Rural  373,136  372,888  0.1  639  572  11.8 
Other  56,297  54,569  3.2  590  552  6.8 
Captive Market  4,219,911  4,070,239  3.7  6,184  5,776  7.1 


The residential segment consumed 1,923 GWh, 11.5% up, due to the 4.1% increase in the customer base and the upturn in average consumption in the period, as a result of the increase in temperatures and favorable income conditions and employment level. At the end of March 2014 this segment accounted for 31.1% of captive market, totaling 3,354,777 residential customers.

The industrial segment consumed 1,585 GWh in 1Q14, 1.0% down, due the the migration of large industrial customers to the free market. At the end of the period, this segment accounted for 25.6% of captive market, with the company supplying power to 92,978 industrial customers.

The commercial segment consumed 1,447 GWh, 9.2% higher than 1Q13, mainly due to higher temperatures in the period and the expansion of the segment. At the end of 1Q14, this segment accounted for 23.4% of captive market, with the company supplying power to 342,723 customers.

The rural segment consumed 639 GWh, growing by 11.8%, mainly due to the strong performance of agribusiness in the State of Paraná and high temperatures in the period. At the end of March, this segment accounted for 10.3% of captive market, with the company supplying power to 373,136 rural customers.

Other segments (public agencies, public lighting, public services and own consumption) consumed 590 GWh, 6.8% up in the period. These segments jointly account for 9.6% of captive market, totaling 56,297 customers at the end of the period.






Notice to the Market – IR 06/14


Grid Market (TUSD)

                Copel Distribuição’s grid market, comprising the captive market, concessionaires and licensees in the State of Paraná, and all free consumers within the Company’s concession area, grew by 8.3%, as shown in the following table:


  Number of Customers/ agreements  Energy Sold (GWh) 
  Mar/14  Mar/13  Var%  1Q14  1Q13  Var. % 
Captive Market  4,219,911  4,070,239  3.7  6,184  5,776  7.1 
Concessionaries and Licensees  4  4  -  168  157  6.9 
Free Customers*  130  110  18.2  1,095  946  15.7 
Grid Market  4,220,045  4,070,353  3.7  7,447  6,879  8.3 
* All free customers served by Copel GeT and other suppliers at the Copel DIS concession area.     


Copel’s Consolidated Market

Electricity Sales

Copel’s electricity sales to final customers, comprising Copel Distribuição’s sales in the captive market and Copel Geração e Transmissão’s sales in the free market, increased by 6.6% between January and March.

The main contribution to this result are sales to Copel Distribuição’s captive market, led by the 11.5% growth in electricity sales to the residential segment and 11.8% growth in the rural segment, due to higher temperatures and the increase in costumers in the period.

Copel Geração e Transmissão sales in the Free Market came to 1,047 GWh in the 1Q14, up 3.7% in comparison with the same period last year.

The table below breaks down electricity sales by customer segment:


Segment Market Energy Sold (GWh)
1Q14  1Q13  Var. % 
Residential    1,923  1,726  11.5 
  Total  2,629  2,608  0.8 
Industrial  Captive  1,585  1,602  (1.0) 
  Free  1,044  1,007  3.7 
  Total  1,450  1,327  9.2 
Commercial  Captive  1,447  1,324  9.2 
  Free  3  3  - 
Rural    639  572  11.8 
Other    590  552  6.8 
Energy Supply    7,231  6,785  6.6 






Notice to the Market – IR 06/14


Total Electricity Sold

Copel’s electricity sales, comprising Copel Distribuição and Copel Geração e Transmissão’s sales in all  the markets, declined by 6.8% from January to March, mainly due to the decline in Copel Geração e Transmissão's sales in the short-term market (MCP) in 1Q14, as a result of the allocation strategy adopted in 2013, when short-term sales were concentrated in the first quarter.

The following table shows Copel’s total electricity sales broken down between Copel Distribuição and Copel Geração e Transmissão:


  Number of Customers/ Agreements  Energy Sold (GWh) 
  Mar/14  Mar/13  Var. %  1Q14  1Q13  Var.% 
Copel DIS             
Captive Market  4,219,911  4,070,239  3.7  6,184  5,776  7.1 
Concessionaries and Licensees  4  3  33.3  168  157  6.9 
CCEE (MCP)  -  -  -  -  -  - 
Total Copel DIS  4,219,915  4,070,242  3.7  6,352  5,933  7.1 
Copel GeT             
CCEAR (Copel DIS)  1  1  -  103  231  (55.4) 
CCEAR (other concessionaries)  39  36  8.3  1,240  1,684  (26.3) 
Free Customers  28  29  (3.4)  1,047  1,009  3.7 
Bilateral Agreements *  33  22  50.0  1,993  1,400  42.4 
CCEE (MCP)  -  -  -  494  1,789  (72.4) 
Total Copel GeT  101  88  14.8  4,877  6,113  (20.2) 
Total Copel Consolidated  4,220,016  4,070,330  3.7  11,229  12,046  (6.8) 
Note: Not considering the energy from MRE (Energy Relocation Mechanism).
CCEE: Electric Pow er Trade Chamber
CCEAR: Energy Purchase Agreements in the Regulated Market
MCP: Short Term Market
*Includes Short Term Sales Agreements
Curitiba, May 8, 2014. 


Antonio Sergio de Souza Guetter

Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer







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: May 8, 2014
/S/  Lindolfo Zimmer
Lindolfo Zimmer

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