The wind farms managed by Brazilian electric utility Cemig (BVMF:CMIG4) generated 361.6 average megawatts (MWa) or 18% of all wind power fed into the national grid in June.
The data was released last week in the monthly electricity bulletin of the National Electricity System Operator (ONS).
Cemig has a total of 27 plants with a combined capacity of 679 MW, concentrated in the northeast region. The output of the wind farms could very well supply a city of 1.5 million inhabitants, the company said in a press release.
Carlos Renato Franca Maciel, Cemig's superintendent of Technology and Energy Alternatives, believes with investments, incentives and focus on developing new technologies for power generation, Brazil can end its hydropower dependence and raise the degree of the electric system reliability.
The electric utility also has control of the 293.6-MW Alto Sertao I, via its renewable arm Renova Energia SA (BVMF:RNEW11). Together with SunEdison Inc (NYSE:SUNE), it has secured two solar parks with a capacity of 60 MW in the latest solar energy auction.