Brazil greenlights 214 MW of renewables to start operations in May

Enel Delfina wind farm in Brazil's Bahia state

June 7 (Renewables Now) - Brazilian power sector regulator Aneel announced on Monday it gave the go-ahead to 214.2 MW of solar, wind and small hydropower plants to commence operations during the month of May 2022.

Wind farms accounted for 144 MW of the renewables connected to the grid last month, while solar and small hydro farms contributed 40.7 MW and 29.5 MW, respectively.

According to data from the power sector watchdog, wind farms now account for 11.80% of Brazil's total installed capacity, while solar represents 2.81%. Combined, hydroelectric plants are still the largest producers in the country, with 55.68% of the installed capacity.

Brazil ended the month of May with 183,129.3 MW of authorised power. As much as 83% of the total is produced from sustainable and low-emission sources. From the overall capacity added since the beginning of the year, wind power alone accounted for 45%, Aneel noted.

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