Sep 19 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output increased by 25.7% year-on-year to 6,944 average megawatts (MWa) in the first 12 days of September, according to preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).
The wind power share in the national electricity generation mix also rose, to 11.5% from 9.2%. The data was published by CCEE in the InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.
As regards to other renewable sources, solar and biomass output also went up in the period in question, generating 82 MWa, up from 3 MWa, and 4,478 MWa, up from 3,796 MWa, respectively. Hydropower production, on the other hand, went down by 11.9% to 36,015 MWa.
Brazil's electricity generation as a whole increased in the first half of this month by 0.6% year-on-year with 60,497 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN).