Brazil declares 30-MW Santa Helena wind plant priority project
Jun 13, 2014 - Brazil's energy ministry has approved as a priority project the Santa Helena wind farm with an estimated capacity of 29.98 MW, developed by Santa Helena Energias Renovaveis, according to a decree published yesterday.
The company could raise funds through the issue of infrastructure debentures which feature some tax incentives.
The facility will be built in Joao Camara municipality, in the northeastern Rio Grande do Norte state.
In addition, Brazilian energy regulator Aneel allowed Ventos de Santa Joana VII Energias Renovaveis to build and operate a 30-MW wind plant in Caldeirao Grande do Piaui municipality as an independent power producer (IPP). A day earlier the regulator gave similar permits for the Ventos de Santa Joana I and III projects.
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