Brazil approves 861 MW of winning renewables from Sept 30 auction

Brazilian PV park

January 26 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's power sector regulator Aneel approved on Tuesday roughly 860.8 MW of projects that were successful in the A-5 tender held on September 30, 2021.

Approvals have been given to 40 renewable energy projects that will use wind, solar, hydro and thermal plants using biomass and solid urban waste as fuel. The tender awarded power purchase agreements (PPA) to projects that will commence supply on January 1, 2026.

More details on the contracted and now approved capacity are available in the table below.

Source Number of projects Capacity
Solar 20 234.4 MW
Wind 11 161.3 MW
Biomass and waste 8 321.2 MW
Hydro 1 141.9 MW

Contracts for hydropower come with a 25-year term, while that for wind and solar is 15 years. Thermal biomass and solid waste plants are being contracted for 20 years.

In all, the tender contracted more than 25.14 million MWh of power at an average price of BRL 238.37 per MWh (USD 43.3/EUR 38.4).

(BRL 1.0 = USD 0.182/EUR 0.161)

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