Aug 18 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output increased by 26.7% year-on-year to 5,587 average megawatts (MWa) in the first 15 days of August, according to preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).
Wind power share in the national electricity generation mix also rose, to 9.3% from 7.2%. The data was published by CCEE in the InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.
In regards to other renewable sources, solar and biomass generation also went up in the period in question, generating 66 MWa (up from 2 MWa) and 4,261 MWa (up from 4,105 MWa), respectively. Hydropower production, on the other hand, went down by 13.9% to 36,598 MWa.
Brazil's electricity generation as a whole decreased in the first half of this month by 1% year-on-year with 60,439 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN).