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)|
|Large hydro (UHE)||4||177|
|Small hydro (PCH)||39||591|
|Mini hydro (CGH)||11||33|
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.