Brazil regulator allows tests for new 56 MW of wind power in Bahia
Aug 1, 2014 - Brazilian electricity sector watchdog Aneel has allowed local subsidiaries of Italian company Enel Green Power (BIT:EGPW) to launch the test operation of two new wind farms of combined 56.4 MW in Bahia state, according to decrees published today.
The wind farms comprise 12 turbines each with a capacity of 2.35 MW per unit. The company built the plants in Igapora municipality through its vehicles Enel Green Power Joana Eolica and Enel Green Power Emiliana Eolica.
In addition, Aneel gave nod for test operation of two new turbines of 2 MW each at the Cerro Chato VI wind farm, in Rio Grande do Sul state. This plant is built by state-owned utility Eletrosul and local fund Rio Bravo as part of an expansion of the Cerro Chato wind power complex by a total 78 MW.
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