Brazil's Renova gets permit to put online 167.7 MW of wind plants
Oct 14, 2014 - Brazilian renewable energy company Renova Energia (BVMF:RNEW11) said Monday it had received approval from local power regulator Aneel to start commercial operation of six wind farms totaling 167.7 MW in Bahia state.
Aneel's decision, published yesterday, gave the go-ahead for Renova's Dos Aracas, Morrao and Tanque plants, with a capacity of 31.9 MW, 30.2 MW and 30 MW, respectively, as well as the 23.5-MW Ventos do Nordeste, all located in Caetite municipality. The other two wind parks, Da Prata and Seraima will generate 21.8 MW and 30.2 MW in Igapora and Guanambi.
The company secured off-take contracts for the six projects at Brazil's reserve energy auction in 2010.
Since 2009, Renova has focused on developing wind power projects and it already has over 2,100 MW of contracted wind capacity. The company also owns small-scale hydro plants and is investing in solar power projects.
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