Brazil approves 182 MW of green plants to start operations

Brazilian wind farm. Author: Carla Wosniak. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic

Aug 18 (Renewables Now) - National power sector regulator Aneel okayed recently 10 renewable power plants with a combined capacity of roughly 182 MW to commence commercial or test operations.

More details on the power plants are available in the table below.

Plant name Type Capacity green light State
Ventos da Bahia IV Wind 12 MW Bahia
Ventos de Sao Vicente 14 14.7 MW Piaui
Ventos de Santa Regina 13.5 MW
Ventos de Santo Adriano 10.8 MW
Pirapora 6 Solar 30 MW Minas Gerais
Pirapora 7 29 MW
Pirapora 9 30 MW
Pirapora 10 30 MW
Jardim Small hydro 9 MW Rio Grande do Sul
Cachoeira Cachimbo Alto   3.3 MW Rondonia

The Santa Regina, Sao Vicente and Sao Adriano plants were allowed to start commercial operations, while the remaining seven received the go-ahead for test operations.

After the test period, if the seven plants present positive results, they will also be cleared to commence commercial operations, according to Aneel's documents.

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