Brazil allows 141 MW of renewables to issue debentures

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March 25 (Renewables Now) - The Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy has allowed five renewable energy projects with a combined capacity of 140.8 MW to issue infrastructure debentures.

With the permits, the schemes now have the status of priority projects which is needed to speed up their implementation, according to decrees published by national power sector regulator Aneel.

More details on the projects are available in the table below.

Project Type Capacity State
Buriti Small hydro 10 MW Mato Grosso
Sobrado I Solar 30 MW Bahia
Vila Rio Grande do Norte I Wind 25.2 MW Rio Grande do Norte
Vila Rio Grande do Norte II 37.8 MW
Vila Sergipe I

Buriti is the only of the five already in operation. The Sobrado I photovoltaic (PV) project is scheduled to commence operations on June 2019, while the wind farms are expected start power supply on July 2020, Aneel detailed in its documents.

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