February 27 (Renewables Now) - Brazilian power sector regulator Aneel has given the go-ahead to the launch of commercial operations at 145.68 MW of solar plants owned by Italian Enel Green Power SpA (BIT:EGPW).
Built in the city of Sao Goncalo do Gurgueia, Piaui state, the 45.68-MW UFV Sao Goncalo 1 and the UFV Sao Goncalo 2 and UFV Sao Goncalo 21 photovoltaic (PV) plants, each of 50 MW, are part of the 608-MW Sao Goncalo solar asset.
About 475 MW of the Sao Goncalo complex have been put in operation so far, according to a recent announcement by Enel. Once fully online, the park is expected to generate around 1,500 GWh annually.
In addition to the PV plants, Aneel has also approved the start of operations of the 13.86-MW EOL Ventos de Vila Ceara II wind farm located in Serra do Mel municipality, Rio Grande do Norte state.