Brazil added 1,371 MW of new power capacity in September, of which 877.4 MW is from wind and solar sources, power sector watchdog Aneel announced on Monday.
Among the non-hydro renewable sources, solar farms were responsible for the majority with 651.9 MW, or 48% of the total newly installed capacity in September, while wind parks accounted for 225.5 MW.
This is the highest level of capacity addition in a single month this year, exceeding the new power capacity that was connected to the grid in the entire first quarter of 2022.
The agency also said that Brazil’s hydropower plants (HPPs) brought 56.3 MW to the grid last month, with thermal parks adding the remaining 418 MW.
Since the beginning of the year, Brazil's electricity system has grown by 5,077 MW of new capacity across all technologies.
At the end of September, Brazil had a total of 185.95 GW installed, Aneel noted.
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