Renewables account for over 58% of Brazil’s new power additions in 2021

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October 8 (Renewables Now) - Brazil has switched on 4,882.88 MW of new power plants since the beginning of the year, of which 47.69% are wind farms and 10.90% solar.

The annual goal of 4,790.4 MW was achieved more than three months ahead of schedule, power sector regulator Aneel announced on Wednesday.

Just in September, the country has connected 1,798 MW of new capacity, the largest amount added to the country’s grid since December 2018.

According to data from the power sector watchdog, wind power now represents 10.85% of the country's total installed capacity, while solar accounts for 2.13%. Large hydro (UHE), small hydro (PCHs) and mini-hydro (CGH) have shares of 56.98%, 3.06% and 0.46% of the total installed capacity, respectively.

Brazil ended September with 179,223.1 MW of authorised power capacity. The agency expects to put into operation over 1,000 MW of solar, around 800 MW of wind and almost 600 MW of other renewable plants by end-2021.

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