Sep 1 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output increased by 28.5% year-on-year to 5,836 average megawatts (MWa) between August 1 and August 29, according to preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).
The wind power share also rose to 9.6% from 7.4% in the country's electricity generation mix. 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 also went up in the same period, producing 70 MWa (up from 3 MWa) and 4,080 MWa (up from 3,994 MWa), respectively. On the other hand, hydropower production went down by 14.2% to 36,947 MWa.
Brazil's electricity generation as a whole also presented a small decrease in August, going down 0.8% year-on-year with 60,742 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN).