Brazil has given the go-ahead to roughly 93 MW of renewable energy plants to commence operations in August, power sector regulator Aneel announced on Tuesday.
In all, the country added 174.36 MW of new capacity last month, with wind and small hydro plants (PCH) contributing to 53% of that. Thermal plants were a major contributing factor in August, with 81.57 MW or 47% of the total.
As a result of the new additions, Brazil connected 3,297.74 MW in the first eight months of the year, the agency pointed out. Wind parks now account for 9.22% of the country's total installed capacity, while solar represents 1.73%.
According to data from Aneel's daily updated Generation Information System (SIGA), large hydro (UHE), small hydro (PCH) and mini hydro (CGH) represent 58.82%, 3.09% and 0.46% of the total installed capacity, respectively.
Brazil has now reached an installed capacity of 173,279.3 MW of authorised power of which 74.45% comes from low-emission sources, Aneel noted.