October 20 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output increased by 37.9% year-on-year to 6,555 average megawatts (MWa) in the first 16 days 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 10.7% from 7.9%. The data was published by CCEE in the InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.
As regards to the other renewable sources, solar also grew in the first two weeks of this month, generating 140 MWa, up from 3 MWa, and biomass power generation was 4,070 MWa, up from 3,974 MWa. Hydropower production, on the other hand, decrease by 6.7% to 38,239 MWa.
Brazil's electricity generation as a whole went up in the first half of October by 4.4% year-on-year with 62,491 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN).