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Brazil added more than 1.1GW of generation capacity to its power grid in January as a raft of hydroelectric and wind projects came online, according to new government figures.
Growth was driven by the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam - Latin America's largest power generation project - which contributed 611MW of new capacity.
Developers also added 297km of transmission lines and 558MVA of substation capacity.
Brazil's overall installed capacity stood at 151.890GW at the end of January, up 10.206GW on the year-ago figure.
Some 5.962GW came from hydropower, 2.476GW from wind farms, 1.706GW from thermopower and 62MW from solar parks.
The government said wind capacity rose 31% over the period to 10.444GW, easily making it Brazil's fastest growing power source ahead of hydro and thermo, which grew 6.5% and 4.1% respectively.
Brazil boasted 459 wind farms at the end of January, up from 86 in January 2013.