Brazil clears firms to install 160 MW of wind farms as IPPs
Nov 28, 2014 - Brazil's government has allowed local firms Ventos de Sao Clemente III, IV, V, VI, VII and VIII to build and operate wind plants with a combined capacity of 160 MW in Pernambuco state as independent power producers (IPPs).
The Ventos de Sao Clemente III, IV and VIII wind plants will be built in Venturosa with an installed capacity of 30 MW, 30 MW and 20 MW, respectively, according to decrees on Thursday and Friday. The other plants will operate in Caetes. The projects are part of a 220-MW wind complex of Brazilian renewable energy developer Casa dos Ventos and should be in commercial operation on January 1, 2017.
The permits are also valid for an associated transmission system, including a 230-kV line to the Garanhuns II substation, owned by Interligacao Eletrica Garanhuns.
IPPs are allowed to sell surplus energy and distribute it to large consumers, paying concessionaires for the use of transmission lines.
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