Neoenergia assembling turbines for 567-MW wind project in Brazil

Brazilian wind farm. Author: Carla Wosniak. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic

January 20 (Renewables Now) - Brazilian utility company Neoenergia SA (BVMF:NEOE3) has started assembling the first turbines for the 566.5-MW Oitis Neoenergia wind project.

The company is building a 12-park wind power complex in the states of Piaui and Bahia formed by a total of 103 turbines. GE Renewable Energy supplied 5.5-MW machines for the project, Neoenergia points out.

Once in operation, Oitis will be able to meet the demand of a city with 2.7 million inhabitants. About 96% of the wind park's total installed capacity is planned to be sold in Brazil's free market. ​​

According to Neoenergia, Oitis will also be the largest wind power complex in Latin America for the firm, a subsidiary of Spain's Iberdrola SA (BME:IBE).

In addition to the assembly works, the construction of the Oitis substation and the 70-kilometre-long transmission line is also taking place right now.

The company's manager of renewable projects, William Rodney, noted that Neoenergia's wind asset portfolio is planned to reach 1.6 GW in 2022.

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