Brazil's wind generation rises 9% in Feb

Wind park in Brazil. Author: Fotos GOVBA. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic

March 11 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output in the last month has increased by 8.9% year-on-year to 3,465 average megawatts (MWa), shows data released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).

Wind power's share went up to 5% from 4.8% in the previous year, according to CCEE figures published in the InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.

Brazil's other renewable sources also rose in February with solar power generation going up to 487 MWa from 235 MWa, hydropower power generation increasing to 55,209 MWa from 54,170 MWa and biomass plants presenting an output of 945 MWa from 864 MWa.

The country's overall electricity generation increased 5.2% year-on-year in February, with 69,761 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 66,498 MWa for 4.9% rise, the trading chamber noted.

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