Brazil allows wind power firms to install 118 MW as IPPs
Nov 26, 2014 - Brazil's government authorised four companies yesterday to build and operate wind farms with a combined 118-MW capacity as independent power producers (IPPs).
Ventos de Sao Clemente I Energias Renovaveis and Ventos de Sao Clemente II Energias Renovaveis will build two 30-MW plants in Caetes and Venturosa, Pernambuco state, while Eolica Itarema IX will install 30 MW in Itarema, Ceara. All wind farms should start commercial operation by January 2017.
In Rio Grande do Norte state, the Serra do Mel consortium, led by federal utility Furnas, will develop the 28-MW Serra do Mel III project by January 2018. The consortium previously obtained a similar permit for the Serra do Mel I plant, part of the same complex.
As IPPs, the operators will be able to sell surplus energy to major consumers, paying concessionaires for the use of transmission lines.
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