Rio Grande do Norte wants to attract more wind - report
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The governor of Rio Grande do Norte, Robinson Faria, said the Brazilian state will invest in infrastructure in a bid to attract more wind power companies.
The announcement was made on Tuesday at the opening ceremony of Copel's (BVMF:CPLE6) seven new wind farms. Faria's main plan is to attract wind components manufacturers, which he considers essential to affirm the state's reputation as Brazil's largest wind power producer, reported news website Canal Energia.
Rio Grande do Norte already provides tax relief and incentives to investors. The infrastructure boost will improve the logistics situation, which is considered one of the main thins that prevent the installation of new plants.The governor said, as quoted by Canal Energia, he is already in talks with wind power companies to establish partnerships with the state.
Brazilian power utility Copel yesterday inaugurated seven new wind farms, 169.9-MW total, in the state. Altogether, it will install 28 parks in five different wind complexes scattered throughout Rio Grande do Norte by 2019, totalling 663.6 MW of installed capacity.