According to preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE), Brazil's March wind power output fell by 2.7% on the year to 2,775 average megawatts (MWa).
Wind power decreased its share in the Brazilian electricity generation mix to 4.2% from 4.4% a year earlier. The data, covering the period between March 1 and March 27, was published by CCEE in the InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.
Among the other renewable sources, biomass and solar power generation showed growth in the period to 1,081 MWa (up 5.6%), and 3 MWa (up 50%), respectively. Hydropower generation also grew, jumping 3.1% to 53,518 MWa.
Overall, the country's total electricity generation went up by 2.6% year-on-year, with 66,653 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN).