Wind park in Brazil. Author: Fotos GOVBA. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic
Brazilian power producer Pedra do Reino V, a unit of Spanish developer Elawan Energy, has signed an agreement to build a 16-MW wind farm in Bahia, the state's Secretariat for Economic Development (SDE) announced.
According to the local government, the company will invest BRL 76 million (USD 14.6m/EUR 13m) in the development of the wind asset, to be implemented in Sobradinho town. The company expects to commence construction works within one year, creating 200 jobs during the whole process.
Currently, the state has 170 operational wind parks, which produced 37.3% of all wind power generated in the country during the month of March, SDE pointed out. To Bahia's vice-governor and secretary of Economic Development, Joao Leao, this new investment proves the state is becoming a hub for wind development in Brazil.