March 25 (Renewables Now) - The Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy has allowed five renewable energy projects with a combined capacity of 140.8 MW to issue infrastructure debentures.
With the permits, the schemes now have the status of priority projects which is needed to speed up their implementation, according to decrees published by national power sector regulator Aneel.
More details on the projects are available in the table below.
|Buriti||Small hydro||10 MW||Mato Grosso|
|Sobrado I||Solar||30 MW||Bahia|
|Vila Rio Grande do Norte I||Wind||25.2 MW||Rio Grande do Norte|
|Vila Rio Grande do Norte II||37.8 MW|
|Vila Sergipe I|
Buriti is the only of the five already in operation. The Sobrado I photovoltaic (PV) project is scheduled to commence operations on June 2019, while the wind farms are expected start power supply on July 2020, Aneel detailed in its documents.