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Brazil allows 9 MW of wind to begin operation

Wind farm in Rio Grande do Sul. Author: Alexandre Pereira. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic

January 8 (SeeNews) - Brazil's electricity regulator Aneel authorised on Wednesday the start of commercial operation of four turbines, with 8.95 MW of combined capacity, at the Verace 34 wind farm.

The plant is controlled by Eolica Hermenegildo III SA, a subsidiary of Brazilian utility Eletrosul and local Renobrax Energia Renovaveis. Located in the city of Santa Vitoria do Palmar, Rio Grande do Sul state, the facility is part of the 583-MW Campos Neutrais Wind Complex.

Considered to be the biggest in Latin America, the complex will be able to supply about 3.3 million homes once fully operational.

At the moment, Eletrosul is the main wind power investor in Brazil's south region with BRL 3.8 billion (USD 940.8m/EUR 865.3m) in play and about 800 MW of installed capacity.

(BRL 1 = USD 0.248/EUR 0.228)

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