June 6 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output in the month of May has increased by 6.4% year-on-year to 5,304 average megawatts (MWa), show preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).
Wind power's share rose to 8.2% from 8.0% 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.
All three other major renewable energy sources in Brazil achieved year-on-year growth in May. Solar power generation went up to 488 MWa from 310 MWa, hydropower grew to 49,706 MWa from 45,153 MWa, and the country's biomass plants produced 4,062 MWa, which was up from 3,892 MWa.
Overall electricity generation increased 4.9% year-on-year last month, with 65,006 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 61,976 MWa, 4.8% more than in 2018, CCEE noted.