Brazil's wind generation decreases 4% in Oct

Tiangua wind farm. Source: Casa dos Ventos (casadosventos.com.br).

November 9 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output in October went down 4% year-on-year to 6,437 average megawatts (MWa), according to preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).

The share of wind power in the overall generation decreased to 9.9% from 10.4%, as shown by data published by CCEE in the InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.

Among other renewable sources, solar and hydropower presented growth in the period in question -- to 387 MWa from 204 MWa and 44,978 MWa from 39,070 MWa, respectively. Biomass generation also decreased to 3,722 MWa from 3,965 MWa.

Overall, Brazilian electricity generation in October recorded a 1.2% increase when compared to the same month a year earlier, with 65,139 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 62,915 MWa, CCEE noted.

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