Brazil added 868.2 MW of new power capacity in October, of which 781.9 MW is from wind and solar sources, power sector regulator Aneel announced on Tuesday.
Among the renewable sources, wind farms were responsible for the majority with 496.5 MW, or 57% of the total newly installed capacity last month, while solar parks accounted for 285.4 MW.
The agency also said that Brazil’s small hydropower plants (HPPs) brought 20.2 MW to the grid in October, with thermal plants adding the remaining 66.1 MW.
Since the beginning of the year, Brazil's electricity system has grown by 5,967 MW of new capacity across all technologies.
At the end of October, Brazil had a total of 187.18 GW installed. As much as 83.26% of the total is produced from clean energy sources, Aneel noted.
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