Brazil tops 19 GW of installed wind capacity

Brazilian wind farm from AES Tiete

June 16 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's installed wind power capacity has reached 19.1 GW, national wind energy association Abeeolica announced on Tuesday.

The country now has 726 operational wind parks with a total of 8,585 wind turbines, producing enough energy to meet the monthly demand of 28.8 million households.

According to the association, Brazil will have about 30.2 GW of installed wind power capacity by 2024, taking into account contracts awarded through auctions and signed in the free market.

The Abeeolica bulletin additionally presents a ranking of the states with the highest wind capacity to date. Rio Grande do Norte is the leader with 5.57 GW and 191 operational wind parks. Bahia and Ceara follow with 5.27 GW and 2.38 GW, respectively.

At present, wind power is the second largest source of electricity generation in Brazil, accounting for 10.8% of the whole electricity mix.

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