Brazil okays last 49 MW from August 31 auction

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December 12 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's power sector regulator Aneel approved on Tuesday the final two green projects with a combined capacity of 49 MW from the A-6 energy auction held on August 31, 2018.

The approved schemes include the 29-MW Bela Vista small hydropower plant (HPP) and the 20-MW Rio Vermelho 3 biomass facility.

Bela Vista is owned by a consortium formed by Copel Geracao e Transmissao SA, a subsidiary of Brazilian power utility Copel (BVMF:CPLE6), and local energy firm Foz do Chopim Energetica Ltda. The biomass project was secured by Glencane Bioenergia SA.

This is the third batch of approvals Aneel gives to winners of the A-6 auction. Back in November, the government watchdog cleared together 60 schemes.

In all, the A-6 tender awarded 62 projects, which represent 2,100.14 MW of capacity from sources ranging from wind, biomass, hydro and natural gas. Power supply is scheduled to commence on January 1, 2024, Aneel noted.

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