BRAZIL'S RENEWABLE 9 GIGAWATT
RENEWABLES NOW - December 1, 2020 - Wind farms in Brazil's Northeast have generated 9,163 average megawatts (MWa) this past Saturday, thereby breaking the regional record for daily generation, the National Electric System Operator (ONS) announced on Monday.
The volume produced by the wind farms accounted for 86.8% of the region's load on that day. The previous record was 9,098 MWa, registered on August 7, according to data from ONS.
ONS noted that the record breaking generation was the result of good wind performance. Comprised of nine states -- Alagoas, Bahia, Ceara, Maranhao, Paraiba, Piaui, Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Norte and Sergipe -- Brazil's Northeast region concentrates the largest number of wind parks in the whole country thanks to its favourable conditions.
Last month, Independent power producer (IPP) Total Eren and EDP Renovaveis SA (ELI:EDPR) secured funds to develop their respective wind projects in Rio Grande do Norte state. The French company is developing 160 MW of wind projects while the Portuguese renewables firm is expanding an existing complex to 180.6 MW.