Brazil's Rio Grande do Norte hits 3 GW of wind capacity
Wind park in Brazil. Author: Fotos GOVBA. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic
Brazil's Rio Grande do Norte on Saturday hit 3 GW of installed wind power capacity, according to the Centre for Strategies in Natural Resources and Energy, also known as CERNE.
The milestone was reached after French renewable power plants operator Voltalia SA (EPA:VLTSA) started commercial operations of its Vila Para I wind park, CERNE said on Monday.
With this new mark, Rio Grande do Norte accounts for 31.86% of all the installed wind capacity in Brazil. The state's wind farm are capable of supplying approximately 4.7 million homes every month, CERNE noted.
In total, the state has 1,562 wind turbines in operation spread over 110 wind plants. Wind investments in Rio Grande do Norte to date amount to around USD 12 billion (EUR 10.68bn).