Brazil generates 8.25 GW of wind power in a day, breaks record
Wind park in Brazil. Author: Fotos GOVBA. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic
Wind farms in Brazil's Northeast generated 8,247 MW this past Sunday, breaking the region's record for daily generation, the National Wind Energy Association Abeeolica announced on Tuesday.
The volume produced by the wind farms was enough to supply approximately 98% of the homes in the whole region. The previous record was 7,775 MW, registered on July 14, according to data from Brazil's National Electric System Operator (ONS).
Abeeolica's president, Elbia Gannoum, noted that there typically is lower demand on a Sunday, but also mentioned that the generation growth in the country has kept its momentum. "On business days, with higher demand, we have already had generation records with load handling of more than 70% of the Northeast in the daily average," Gannoum said.
Recently, the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE) announced that the country's wind power capacity has increased by 19.8% year-on-year to 13,180.7 MW at the end of the first half of 2018.