May 7 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output inched up 2.8% year-on-year to 3,687 average megawatts (MWa) in April, according to preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).
The share of wind power in the overall generation remained stable at 5.7%, according the data published by CCEE in the InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.
Like wind, solar and biomass power generation also increased last month. Photovoltaic (PV) power surged to 275 MWa, compared with just 3 MWa in April 2017, while biomass generation went up to 3,045 MWa from 2,595 MWa. Hydropower plants (HPPs) produced 50,952 MWa, 10.1% more than in the same period a year earlier.
Overall, the Brazilian electricity generation in February recorded a 4.2% year-on-year increase with 65,175 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN), CCEE noted. Demand arrived at 61,744 MWa.