February 21 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output in the first half of February has increased by 30.9% year-on-year to 4,363 average megawatts (MWa), show preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).
Wind power's share went up to 6.2% from 5.1% in the previous year, according to CCEE data published in the InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.
Solar power went up to 497 MWa from 220 MWa, while hydropower power generation increased to 55,022 MWa from 53,237 MWa. The output of biomass plants, on the other hand, decreased to 836 MWa from 843 MWa.
The overall electricity generation increased 6.8% year-on-year in the first two weeks of the month, with 70,152 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN). Demand arrived at 66,722 MWa, CCEE noted.