April 4 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output in the month of March has increased by 16.4% year-on-year to 3,599 average megawatts (MWa), show preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).
Wind power's share rose to 5.4% from 4.5% 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 497 MWa from 267 MWa, while biomass grew to 1,310 MWa from 1,285 MWa. The generation of the country's hydro plants, on the other hand, went down to 54,038 MWa from 55,867 MWa.
The overall electricity generation decreased 2.3% year-on-year last month, with 67,041 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 63,923 MWa, 2.6% less than in 2018, CCEE noted.