December 19 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output has increased by 24.7% year-on-year to 4,232 average megawatts (MWa) in the first 12 days of December, according to preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).
The wind power share in the country's electricity generation mix grew to 6.5% from 5.3%. The data was published by CCEE in the InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.
In regards to the other renewable sources, solar also grew in the first two weeks of this month, generating 159 MWa, up from 3 MWa, and biomass power generation was 2,326 MWa, up from 2,223 MWa. Hydropower production, on the other hand, decreased 3.4% to 47,874 MWa.
Brazil's electricity generation as a whole went up in the first days of December by 1.9% year-on-year to 65,088 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN).