January 9 (Renewables Now) - Brazilian power utility Engie Brasil Energia SA (BVMF:EGIE3) has received the go-head from power sector regulator Aneel to put online a 22.5-MW wind farm.
Named Central Eolica Umburanas 21, the facility is part of the 360-MW Umburanas Fase I Wind Complex located in the municipality of Umburanas, Bahia state.
The complex's initial stage is comprised of 144 wind turbines with a 2.5-MW capacity each, forming 18 wind farms in total. When fully completed, the Umburanas complex will be the largest of its kind in the company's Brazilian portfolio, with 605 MW total, the local unit of French energy group Engie (EPA:ENGI) says on its website.
Recently, Engie put into commercial operations its 326.7-MW Campo Largo Fase I wind complex, also in the same region as Umburanas.
To CEO Eduardo Sattamini, Aneel's approval, coming after only a year since the construction started, demonstrates the synergy resulting from the combined implementation of Umburanas and Campo Largo.