Sep 21 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's National Wind Energy Association (Abeeolica) said on Wednesday that the country's installed wind power capacity has reached 12.19 GW at the beginning of September.
The country had 486 operational wind parks at the start of the month, according to the association's monthly bulletin. Abeeolica estimates that 241 more wind farms will connect to the grid by 2020, adding 5.48 GW of wind power capacity.
Abeeolica's bulletin also shows that of the 58.29 average gigawatts (GWa) generated across all energy sources in Brazil in July 2017, wind power plants accounted for 5.38 GWa.
The document additionally presents a ranking of the states with the highest wind capacity to date. Rio Grande do Norte is the leader in this regard with a total capacity of 3,585.6 MW and 131 operational wind parks. Bahia and Ceara followed with 2,263.8 MW and 1,837.1 MW, respectively.