Brazil's Ouro Verde I consortium cleared to build 27-MW wind plant as IPP
Nov 13, 2014 - Brazil's government today authorised local consortium Ouro Verde I to build and operate a 27.5-MW wind farm in Rio Grande do Norte state as an independent power producer (IPP).
The consortium, led by federal utility Furnas, will install 11 turbines of 2.5 MW each in Joao Camara municipality. Furnas holds 90% in the project, while its partners are Eolica Tecnologia, Ventos Tecnologia Eletrica and Central Eolica Ouro Verde I.
The companies should start construction in November 2016 and put all turbines on stream by January 1, 2018.
The regulator's approval is also valid for the adjacent transmission system.
As an IPP, the companies will be able to sell surplus energy to large consumers, paying concessionaires for the use of transmission lines.
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