Brazil's wind generation rises 0.6% in Dec

Wind farm in Brazil. Author: Otávio Nogueira. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic

January 7 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output in December went up 0.6% year-on-year to 5,106 average megawatts (MWa), according to preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).

The wind power share in total generation, on the other hand, decreased to 7.8% from 7.9%, 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 more than doubled to 444 MWa from 209 MWa, while hydropower rose to 53,179 MWa from 46,454 MWa. Biomass generation went down to 1,754 MWa from 1,849 MWa.

Overall, Brazil's electricity generation in December recorded a 2.1% increase when compared to the same month a year earlier, with 65,914 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 63,165 MWa, CCEE noted.

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