Brazil's Copel starts testing first turbines at 90-MW wind complex

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April 13 (Renewables Now) - Brazilian power utility Copel - Companhia Paranaense de Energia (BVMF:CPLE6) announced on Monday it has started testing a 17.3-MW portion of its 90.1-MW Jandaira wind farm complex located in the state of Rio Grande do Norte.

Five out of 26 turbines that form the complex started a test spin before the weekend, while the remaining machines will begin operating in a staggered manner until the end of 2022, more than two years before the delivery deadline, Copel said.

Once fully operational, Jandaira will represent 14% of Copel's total installed capacity.

The complex is made up of four wind farms located in the municipality of Jandaira. It is fully owned by the utility's subsidiary Copel Geração e Transmissao SA (Copel GeT).

Brazilian lender Banco do Nordeste do Brasil SA (BVMF: BNBR3) financed about half of the planned investment for the project, Copel said.

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