Brazil clears firms to install 124 MW of wind farms as IPPs
Nov 17, 2014 - Brazilian electricity regulator Aneel on Friday allowed local firms to build and operate wind plants of a total 124 MW in Rio Grande do Norte state as independent power producers (IPPs).
The consortia Bentevi, Ouro Verde II and Ouro Verde III, led by federal utility Furnas, will install 15 MW, 30 MW and 25 MW, respectively, in Joao Camara municipality. Construction will start by November 9, 2016 and the plants will enter commercial operation by January 1, 2018. Furnas' Ouro Verde I consortium was previously authorised to build a 27.5-MW wind farm in the same area.
Additionally, Santana 1 Energia Renovavel and Santana 2 Energia Renovavel will install 30 MW and 24 MW in Bodo and Lagoa Nova. In this case the plants are scheduled for January 1, 2017.
IPPs are allowed to sell surplus energy to major consumers, paying concessionaires for the use of transmission lines.
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