Brazil's October 2016 installed wind power generation capacity grew by 44.6% when compared to October 2015, reaching 9,660 MW, according to a governmental bulletin published today.
The Monthly Monitoring Electric System Bulletin also shows that the country's total installed power generation capacity amounted to 148,555 MW in October. More details by source are available in the table below.
Capacity Oct 2016
Capacity Oct 2015
According to the bulletin, Brazil added 9,283 MW of new energy capacity to its power mix in one year. Hydropower was at the top with 5,215 MW of new generation, followed by wind with 2,980 MW. Thermal came next with 1,086 MW.
Brazil's Monthly Monitoring Electric System Bulletin is a document prepared by the Ministry of Mines and Energy that includes updated and consolidated information about the country's energy sector.