Nov 19, 2013 - Eletrosul and Chesf, subsidiaries of Brazilian federal power holding company Eletrobras (SAO:ELET3), and CEEE-GT, were the biggest winners at yesterday's A-3 auction, contracting the future production of a total of 30 wind power plants of theirs.
Chesf, which bid as a 49% stakeholder in three consortia with private players, sold the future output of 12 wind power plants with overall capacity of 338 MW. Four of the projects, of 120 MW, will be developed in partnership with PEC Energia in the northeastern Pernambuco state. Other six projects, of 180 MW capacity, will be built in northeastern Piaui state in partnership with ContourGlobal, Salus FIP and SPE Ventos de Santa Joana. The remaining two wind plants, of 38 MW, will be constructed in partnership with Sequoia Capital in the northeastern Bahia state.
Eletrosul sold the future production of 15 wind plants with total 212.5 MW capacity in the southern Rio Grande do Sul state.
CEEE-GT sold the output of three wind plants, of 55 MW, in Rio Grande do Sul.
As for private companies, Enerplan sold the output of its 21.6-MW Pontal 2A in Rio Grande do Sul, while Rio Energy contracted the 15-MW Caetite C and 98-MW Complexo Itarema, both in Ceara state. Atlantic Energias Renovaveis in partnership with Casa dos Ventos sold the production of the 30-MW Ventos de Guara I, to be situated in Bahia state.
A total of 39 wind power plants with installed capacity of 867.7 MW contracted their future electricity output at the auction. The projects winners will have to start supplying electricity as of 2016.
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