Brazil has switched on roughly 282.63 MW of wind farms ahead of schedule in August 2021, power sector regulator Aneel announced on Monday.
In all, the country has connected 795.98 MW of new capacity last month, with wind parks accounting for 36% of that. This is the largest amount added to the country’s grid this year alone.
According to data from the power sector watchdog, around 80% of the installed capacity that commenced operations in August comes from wind, solar and hydropower plants.
Since the beginning of the year, Aneel has given the green light to the start of operations at 3,081.5 MW of new power plants, of which 2,016.01 MW are wind farms.
Overall, wind power represents 10.80% of the country's total installed capacity, while solar accounts for 2.09%. Large hydro (UHE), small hydro (PCHs) and mini hydro (CGH) have shares of 57.52%, 3.09% and 0.47% of the total installed capacity, respectively.
Brazil closed August with 177,415.5 MW of authorised power capacity, the agency noted.