June 21 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output in the first 15 days of June has increased by 21% year-on-year to 7,029 average megawatts (MWa), according preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).
Wind power's share grew to 11.1% from 9.4% in the previous year, shows data published in CCEE's InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.
Solar and hydropower generation rose to 496 MWa from 315 MWa and 46,010 MWa from 41,315 MWa, respectively. Biomass power, on the other hand, went down during the same period to 4,053 MWa from 4,348 MWa.
The overall electricity generation increased 2.7% year-on-year in the first half of June, with 63,157 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 60,380 MWa, 2.6% more than a year earlier, CCEE noted.