Northeast spearheads Brazil wind growth

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Brazil's wind energy sector has added 1.653GW of installed capacity this year, driven by new developments in the country's northeast.

The country's overall wind capacity stood at 3.834GW at the end of August, according to figures released by federal energy trade chamber CCEE on Tuesday.

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The northeast region has more than doubled capacity since January to 2.962GW. The region now accounts for 77% of Brazil's total installed wind capacity with 119 farms.

The southern region expanded its generation potential by 20% to 844MW over the period.

The southeast-midwest has just 28MW while the north is yet to boast a wind farm in operation.

Rio Grande do Norte is the leading state with 1.158GW, followed by Ceará (1.073GW), Rio Grande do Sul (610MW), Bahia (528MW) and Santa Catarina (222MW).

More details, in Portuguese, can be seen here.

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