Brazilian power utility Engie Brasil Energia SA (BVMF:EGIE3) has received the go-head from power sector regulator Aneel to put online the final piece of a 360-MW wind power complex.
Named Umburanas, the complex is located in the municipality of the same name, in the state of Bahia. The local unit of French energy group Engie (EPA:ENGI) invested around BRL 1.8 billion (USD 455.2m/EUR 408.8m) in the project, it said on Thursday.
Comprising 144 wind turbines, the complex consists of 18 wind farms in total. The first wind park started operation in January of this year.
Together with the 326.7-MW Conjunto Eolico Campo Largo I, Umburanas is part of a BRL-3.5-billion wind cluster the company is building in the region. Engie estimates that the second stage of Campo Largo will be operational by the end of 2019.