August 6 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output in July rose 24.1% year-on-year to 6,819 average megawatts (MWa), according to preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).
The share of wind power in the overall generation increased to 11.1% from 9.3%, according to data published by CCEE in the InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.
Just as wind, solar and biomass power also grew last month. The former rose to 353 MWa from just 53 MWa in July 2017, while biomass generation went up to 4,779 MWa from 4,434 MWa. Hydropower plants (HPPs), on the other hand, produced 38,460 MWa, 0.9% less than in the same month a year earlier.
Overall, Brazilian electricity generation in July recorded a 3.8% year-on-year increase, with 61,560 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 59,082 MWa, CCEE noted.