September 12 (Renewables Now) - Wind farms in Brazil have generated 8,722 average megawatts (MWa) this past Friday, thereby breaking the Northeast's record for daily generation, the National Electric System Operator (ONS) announced.
The volume produced by the wind farms accounted for 87% of the region's load on that day. The previous record was 8,650 MWa, registered on August 26, according to data from ONS.
ONS pointed out that the record breaking generation was the result of the intensification of the high pressure system that operated on the coast of Bahia state, which provided higher wind generation, especially in said state and neighbouring Piaui and Pernambuco.
Earlier this year, the National Wind Energy Association (ABEEolica) announced it estimates the country will reach 19.9 GW of installed wind generation capacity by 2023.