Brazil's wind generation grows 21% in June

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

July 4 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output in the month of June has increased by 21.2% year-on-year to 7,325 average megawatts (MWa), show preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).

Wind power's share rose to 11.8% from 9.8% in the same month of the previous year, according to CCEE data published in the InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.

Solar and hydropower generation also presented year-on-year growth in June climbing to 509 MWa from 320 MWa, and to 44,241 MWa from 40,560 MWa, respectively. Biomass power, on the other hand, went down to 4,157 MWa from 4,521 MWa.

Overall electricity generation increased 0.9% year-on-year last month, with 62,228 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 59,504 MWa, 0.6% more than in 2018, CCEE noted.

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