Brazil's Auren Energia building 94.5 MW of wind farms in Pernambuco

Brazilian wind farm. Author: Carla Wosniak. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic

May 23 (Renewables Now) - Brazilian energy company Auren Energy has started construction of two wind farms in the state of Pernambuco to add a combined capacity of 94.5 MW, the state government said last week.

Auren Energia plans to invest BRL 455 million (USD 92.5m/EUR 87.5m) in the two projects, named Ventos do Piaui II and III.

The wind farms will be located in the municipalities of Araripina, Ouricuri and Santa Filomena, in the Sertao do Araripe region. The firm expects them to start operations in November 2022.

Auren Energia is the product of corporate reorganisation of assets of Brazilian investment holding company Votorantim SA and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments).

At present, the company has 3.3 GW of installed capacity between hydroelectric plants and wind farms. It operates 21 wind farms between Piaui and Pernambuco, and is currently developing some 474 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the Araripe region.

(BRL 1.0 = USD 0.203/EUR 0.192)

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