May 22 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output in the first 15 days of May has increased by 9.4% year-on-year to 5,374 average megawatts (MWa), according preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).
Wind power's share grew to 8.2% from 7.6% in the previous year, shows data published in CCEE's InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.
Solar and hydropower generation rose to 499 MWa from 317 MWa and 51,080 MWa from 47,538 MWa, respectively. Biomass power, on the other hand, went down during the same period to 3,911 MWa from 4,263 MWa.
The overall electricity generation increased 2.1% year-on-year in the first half of May, with 65,886 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 62,766 MWa, 2% more than a year earlier, CCEE noted.