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Wind power exceeds 20 GW of installed capacity in Brazil

  • 10 days ago (2021-11-22)
  • David Flin
Latin America 47 Wind 171

Brazil’s National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL) passed 45.9 MW of wind turbines in wind farms for commercial operation, taking Brazil past 20 GW of installed capacity in wind power generation. The four approved wind farms were: Ventos de Arapuá 1, 2 and 3 (Paraíba), the Chafariz 4 wind farm (Paraíba), Filgueira II (Rio Grande do Norte) and Ventos de Santa Martina 11.

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Wind energy is the third largest source of electricity in Brazil, behind hydropower and natural gas. More than 750 wind farms operate in the country, with over 10 000 wind turbines. According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Brazil ranks seventh in world wind generation.

Most of Brazil’s wind power is generated in the northeast of the country, with around 90 per cent of installed capacity.