January 22 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output in the first half of January has increased by 29.9% year-on-year to 5,826 average megawatts (MWa), show preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).
Wind power's share went up to 8.5% from 7% in the previous year, according to CCEE data published in the InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.
The electricity generated by Brazil's most other renewable sources also rose in the first 15 days of January. Solar power went up to 509 MWa from 226 MWa, while hydropower power generation increased to 55,682 MWa from 48,814 MWa. The output of biomass plants, on the other hand, decreased to 804 MWa from 844 MWa.
The overall electricity generation increased 7.7% year-on-year in the first two weeks of the month, with 68,570 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 65,195 MWa, CCEE noted.