February 5 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output has increased by 15.9% year-on-year to 4,500 average megawatts (MWa) in the month of January, according to preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).
In the country's electricity generation mix, the wind power generation share increased from 5.9% to 6.8% a year ago. The data was published on Friday by CCEE in the InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.
In regards to the other renewable sources, solar and biomass power generation also grew last month, going up to 235 MWa from 3 MWa, and to 814 MWa from 757 MWa, respectively. Hydropower, on the other hand, went down by 3.2% to 51,687 MWa.
The Brazilian electricity generation as a whole has also gone down last month by 0.2% year-on-year with 66,066 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN).