April 19 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output in the first half of April has increased by 11.1% year-on-year to 3,192 average megawatts (MWa), show preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).
Wind power's share rose to 4.8% from 4.3% in the previous year, according to CCEE data published in the InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.
Solar and hyropower generation went up to 458 MWa from 249 MWa and 54,325 MWa from 53,190 MWa, respectively. Biomass power, on the other hand, decreased in the same period to 2,005 MWa from 2,360 MWa.
The overall electricity generation increased 1.5% year-on-year in the first two weeks of the month, with 67,116 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 64,107 MWa, also 1.5% more than in 2018, CCEE noted.