June 12 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's state-owned energy research firm EPE unveiled on Tuesday that 100,874 MW of renewable energy projects have been registered for the next auction that will be held on October 17, 2019.
Dubbed A-6, the auction will contract hydro, wind, solar, biomass, coal and natural gas power projects. Overall, 1,829 energy projects will compete for contracts.
This tender, previously scheduled for September 26, will award power purchase agreements (PPAs) that will become effective on January 1, 2025.
More details are available in the table below.
|Power||Number of projects||Capacity (MW)|
|Large hydro (UHE)||5||213|
|Small hydro (PCH)||59||939|
|Mini hydro (CGH)||14||39|
In Brazil, hydropower plants (HPP) are divided into three groups depending on their capacity. UHE, with capacity exceeding 30 MW, PCH, between 1 MW and 30 MW, and CGH of up to 1 MW.