Brazil generates 8.65 GW of wind power in a day, breaks record

Source: Iberdrola SA (www.iberdrola.com)

August 28 (Renewables Now) - Wind farms in Brazil's Northeast generated 8,650 average megawatts (MWa) this past Monday, breaking the region's record for daily generation, the National Electric System Operator (ONS) announced recently.

The volume produced by the wind farms was enough to supply approximately 89% of the homes in the whole region. The previous record was 8,467 MWa, registered on August 15, according to data from ONS.

The executive manager of the Northeast Regional Operation Centre of ONS, Flavio Guimaraes Lins, said earlier this year at the Brazil Windpower 2019 that the country's Northeast subsystem will be able to export some 13 GW of wind power to other regions of the country by 2023. 

Overall, the National Wind Energy Association (ABEEolica) expects Brazil to reach 19.9 GW of installed wind generation capacity by the same year.

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