Brazil’s wind generation up 75% in a year

Brazil’s wind power output reached 2,261 average megawatts (MWa) in the month of June. That’s 75.1% more than a year ago, according to InfoMercado, the weekly newsletter of the Power Trading […]

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Brazil’s wind power output reached 2,261 average megawatts (MWa) in the month of June.

That’s 75.1% more than a year ago, according to InfoMercado, the weekly newsletter of the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).

The other two major renewable energy sources in the country also boosted their June output in year-on-year terms.

Biomass power generation was 3,698 MWa in the month, representing an increase of 6% year-on–year, while small hydropower plants (HPP) had an output of 2,492 MWa in June 2015, up 0.9%.

An analysis of Brazil’s overall power generation shows the delivery of 58,642 MWa to the National Interconnected System in June of this year, a decrease of 1.5% compared to the same month of 2014.

The electricity consumption also fell 1.1% year-on-year to 56,818 MWa.