Brazil's wind generation jumps 29% in Nov

Osorio wind farm in Brazil. Source: Elecnor

December 7 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output in November went up 28.9% year-on-year to 7,154 average megawatts (MWa), according to preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).

Wind power shares also increased in total generation, hitting 10.9% from 8.7%, as shown by data published by CCEE in the InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.

In regards to the other renewable sources, solar power generation doubled to 370 MWa from 186 MWa, while hydropower rose to 49,604 MWa from 41,291 MWa. Biomass generation, on the other hand, decreased to 3,138 MWa from 3,407 MWa.

Overall, Brazil's electricity generation in November recorded a 2.4% increase when compared to the same month a year earlier, with 65,522 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 62,985 MWa, CCEE noted.

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