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Brazil's wind generation rises 19% y/y in Dec 2017

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

January 5 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output has increased by 19.2% year-on-year to 4,892 average megawatts (MWa) last month, according to preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).

In the Brazilian electricity generation mix, wind power's share jumped to 7.6% from 6.5% a year ago. The data was published on Thursday by CCEE in the InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.

Solar and biomass power generation also grew in the month of December, going up to 194 MWa from 3 MWa, and to 1,847 MWa from 1,773 MWa, respectively. Hydropower, on the other hand, went down by 6.1% to 46,256 MWa.

The country's electricity generation as a whole has gone up last month by 1.5% year-on-year with 64,108 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN).

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