May 10 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output in the month of April has decreased by 0.6% year-on-year to 3,699 average megawatts (MWa), show preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).
Wind power's share fell to 5.6% from 5.7% in the previous year, according to CCEE data published in the InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.
Solar power generation went up to 486 MWa from 275 MWa, while hydropower grew to 53,245 MWa from 51,172 MWa. The output of the country's biomass plants, on the other hand, went down to 2,647 MWa from 3,078 MWa.
Overall electricity generation increased 1.7% year-on-year last month, with 66,615 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 63,558 MWa, 1.7% more than in 2018, CCEE noted.