November 10 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output increased by 32% year-on-year to 6,528 average megawatts (MWa) in the month of October, according to preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).
The wind power share in the country's electricity generation mix also rose, to 10.3% from 8%. The data was published on Thursday by CCEE in the InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.
With regards to the other renewable sources, solar power also grew in the month, to 143 MWa from 2 MWa, and biomass power generation was 3,955 MWa, up from 3,918 MWa. Hydropower production, on the other hand, decrease by 9.2% to 38,908 MWa.
Brazil's electricity generation as a whole went up last month by 2.4% year-on-year with 63,620 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN).