Brazil breaks new wind daily records in Northeast

First Cypress wind turbines from GE Renewable Energy at Serra da Babilonia wind farm

August 10 (Renewables Now) - Wind farms in Brazil's Northeast have generated 12,805 MW peak at 2216 local time on August 6, breaking the regional record.

The volume produced by the wind farms at that time accounted for 105.9% of the regional need, the National Electric System Operator (ONS) said on Monday.

On the same day, the Northeast wind parks generated 11,680 average megawatts (MWa), enough to meet 104.4% of the region's load. The last record in this specific regard was registered on July 22 when 11,399 MWa was produced and the regional wind farms managed to supply 100% of the region's load for a whole day for the first time.

Currently, wind power is Brazil’s third most common generation source, representing 10.9% of the national energy mix. ONS estimates that by the end of the year, the percentage will jump to 11.2%.

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