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Brazil registers 51.4 GW of renewables for May 28 tender

Atlas Renewable Energy solar plant in Brazil

January 22 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's state-owned energy research firm EPE unveiled on Tuesday that 51,438 MW of renewable energy projects have been registered for the auction that will be held on May 28, 2020.

This A-4 auction will contract hydro, wind, solar and biomass power projects. Overall, 1,528 energy projects will compete for contracts.

This tender will award power purchase agreements (PPAs) that will become effective on January 1, 2024 with a 30-year term for hydropower, and a 20-year term for the other sources.

More details are available in the table below.

Source Number of projects Capacity (MW)
Wind 659 20,825
Solar 794 28,667
Large hydro (UHE) 4 177
Small hydro (PCH) 39 591
Mini hydro (CGH) 11 33
Biomass 21 1,145

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.

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