Brazil okays 283.5 MW of winning projects from Oct 18 auction

Wind farm in Brazil. Author: Otávio Nogueira. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

March 4 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's power sector regulator Aneel approved on Tuesday 283.45 MW of projects successful in the A-6 tender held on October 18, 2019.

In all, eight power plants -- one wind, two biomass, four small and one large hydro -- received the green light. The tender awarded power purchase agreements (PPA) to projects that will commence supply on January 1, 2025.

More details on the contracted and now approved capacity are available in the table below.

Name Source Capacity
Caetite D Wind 27.50 MW
Ipiranga Bioenergia Mococa Biomass 40.20 MW
Cerradao 3 Biomass 40 MW
Rodeio Small hydro 9.75 MW
Jaspe Small hydro 5.10 MW
Barra das Aguas Small hydro 8.50 MW
Sao Luiz Small hydro 10.50 MW
Sao Roque Large hydro 141.90 MW

Aneel has now approved 82 schemes from a total of 91 winning projects. The tender contracted more than 250.14 million MWh of power at an average price of BRL 176.09 per MWh (USD 39/EUR 35).

Nine schemes are still under review due to pending documentation, Aneel noted.

(BRL 1 = USD 0.221/EUR 0.198)

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