February 6 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output in the first month of the year has increased by 25.7% year-on-year to 5,858 average megawatts (MWa), shows data released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).
Wind power's share went up to 8.2% from 7% in the previous year, according to CCEE figures published in the InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.
Brazil's other renewable sources also rose in January with solar power going up to 541 MWa from 236 MWa and hydropower power generation increasing to 57,532 MWa from 51,869 MWa. The output of biomass plants, on the other hand, went down to 764 MWa from 814 MWa.
The country's overall electricity generation increased 7% year-on-year in January, with 71,057 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 67,705 MWa, CCEE noted.