Oct 23, 2014 - Brazil's electricity sector regulator Aneel gave green light for the start-up of test operation of a total 48.6 MW at two wind farms in Rio Grande do Sul state on Wednesday.
The Corredor do Senandes II wind plant is ready to test eight turbines of combined 21.6 MW, while Corredor do Senandes III obtained a permit for 10 turbines, according to decrees in the state gazette.
Additionally, the regulator authorised the testing of two 3-MW units at the Caracara II and Terral wind plants, in Rio Grande do Norte.
Aneel will decide whether to clear the turbines' commercial operation only after the completion of the test phase.
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