Aug 9, 2013 - Brazilian energy sector regulator Aneel yesterday cleared the test operation of two turbines with combined capacity of 70 MW at Pedro Afonso biomass TPP.
The first turbine has a capacity of 45 MW, while the second is of 35 MW. The biomass plant will have a total installed capacity of 80 MW.
The facility is located in the Pedro Afonso municipality in Tocantins state and it uses sugar cane bagasse as a fuel.
After the completion of the test phase, Aneel will decide whether to approve the turbines' commercial operations start-up.
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