Brazil's wind power output hit 2,337 average megawatts (MWa) in the first quarter (Q1) of 2016, marking a 38% increase year-on-year, according to the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).
At about 8,796 MW, the installed wind power generation capacity at the end of March has increased 46% when compared to the same period last year.
The state of Rio Grande do Norte was the top producer with 855.5 MWa, a 75% increase year-on-year. More details per state are in the table below.
Regarding installed capacity, the wind power leading states are Rio Grande do Norte with 2,661 MW, followed by Bahia and Ceara, with 1,720 MW and 1,615.5 MW, respectively.
CCEE had 345 wind power plants in commercial operation on its register at the end of this first quarter.
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