Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) will carry out a technical study that will measure the wind power potential of the coast between the states of Amapa and Rio Grande do Norte.
The announcement was made on Wednesday after a meeting between the MCTI minister, Marcos Pontes, and senator Davi Alcolumbre. In all, the government will invest BRL 5 million (USD 984,000/EUR 808,000) to conduct the study.
The initiative, a result of a parliamentary amendment, will look into the feasibility of deploying wind towers in the region, aiming to provide technical data for the private sector.
At the same time, the study will promote the economic development of the region, senator Alcolumbre said. This research will be essential for the construction of a wind park for Amapa, he added.