Brazil's Ministry of Mines and Energy estimates that renewable energy, including hydropower, will end 2017 with a stable 43.8% share of the country's electricity mix.
The estimative reflects the changes in the national energy sector, as the country keeps encouraging the growth of green energy sources and the diversification of its electrical mix. These projections were announced on Thursday and come from the most recent Monthly Energy Bulletin published by the ministry's Secretary of Energy Planning.
When considering only the Brazilian domestic power supply, the subset of the national energy mix, the ministry estimates renewables will have an 83.3% share for 2017.
Among the various clean energy sources, hydropower stands out in the forecast with a 67.9% contribution. Biomass and wind follow with shares of 9% and 6.5%, respectively.
Brazil's Monthly Energy Bulletin follows a set of variables that allow reasonable estimates for the country's total energy demand.