Brazil Tractebel cleared to operate 3-MW solar system
Aug 12, 2014 - Brazilian electricity sector regulator Aneel yesterday gave permit for the commercial operation of the 3-MW Nova Aurora photovoltaic (PV) plant, a pilot solar facility of local power company Tractebel Energia (BVMF:TBLE3).
The system was installed in Tubarao municipality, in Santa Catarina state, with the aim to test PV technologies.
Aneel also authorised the start of tests for an installed capacity of 30 MW at the Verace IX wind farm, built by Eolica Geribatu IX in Rio Grande do Sul state.
Last week the regulator allowed test operations of a total 80 MW at the Cerradao and Cocal II biomass power plants, owned, respectively, by sugar and ethanol producers Usina Cerradao and Cocal Comercio e Industria. The plants are located in Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo states.
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