Brazil regulator puts online 30-MW wind plant in Bahia
Oct 6, 2014 - Brazilian electricity sector regulator Aneel on Friday authorised Forca Eolica to start commercial operation of 30 MW at its Caetite I wind farm, installed in Bahia state, eastern Brazil.
The company, a joint venture of Brazilian power holding Neoenergia and Spanish Iberdrola (BME:IBE), plans to install 10 wind farms of a total 288 MW in Bahia and Rio Grande do Norte. Caetite I consists of 15 wind turbines.
In addition, the regulator gave permit for the launch of Unit 1, with a 30.7-MW capacity, of the Bioflex Caete biomass plant in Sao Miguel dos Campos municipality, Alagoas. The plant, owned by Companhia Energetica de Sao Miguel dos Campos, will use sugarcane bagasse as fuel.
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