November 23 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output in the first half of November has increased by 21.8% year-on-year to 6,678 average megawatts (MWa), show preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).
Wind power's share in power generation went up to 10.3% from 8.8% a previous year, according to CCEE data published in the InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.
Among the country's other renewable sources, solar and hydropower also grew in the first 15 days of November. The former rose to 338 MWa from 156 MWa, while hydropower power generation increased to 49,165 MWa from 39,157 MWa. Biomass plants' output, on the other hand, went down to 3,391 MWa from 3,611 MWa.
Brazil's overall electricity generation increased 3.9% year-on-year in the first two weeks of the month, with 65,118 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 62,814 MWa, CCEE noted.