March 5 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's wind power output inched down by 4.2% year-on-year to 3,127 average megawatts (MWa) in February, according to preliminary figures released by the Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).
The share of wind power in the overall generation remained stable at 4.8%, according the data published today by CCEE in the InfoMercado Semanal, the weekly bulletin for energy generation and consumption.
Unlike wind, solar and biomass power generation increased last month. Photovoltaic energy surged to 232 MWa, compared with just 3 MWa in February 2017, while biomass generation went up to 863 MWa from 682 MWa. Hydro power plants, produce 54,029 MWa, 3.9% less than in the same period a year earlier.
Overall, the Brazilian electricity generation in February recorded a 3.1% year-on-year decline with 65,798 MWa delivered to the National Interconnected System (SIN), CCEE noted.