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Substation in Brazil comes online to serve 1.2 GW of wind parks - report

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

August 14 (SeeNews) - Brazil's largest wind energy substation, the 1,200-MW SE Curral Novo do Piaui II facility, was switched on this week, reports news website Canal Energia.

Completed in one year, the project required investments of BRL 110 million (USD 28.5m/EUR 25.5m). It was build through a partnership between local companies Queiroz Galvao Energia, Casa dos Ventos and federal utility Chesf, and US investor ContourGlobal.

The substation in the Serra do Inacio region will transport power from six wind parks of a combined 1,200 MW. It will lift the power to 500 kV and feed it into the National Interconnected System. More details on the wind farms to use the substation are available in the table.

Project Capacity Owner
Ventos do Araripe I and II 576 MW (combined) Casa dos Ventos
Caldeirao I and II 415.8 MW (combined) Queiroz Galvao Energia
Chapada do Piaui II 172.4 MW ContourGlobal and Chesf
Chapada do Piaui III 59.2 MW ContourGlobal

The substation, which has seven auto transformers of 200 MVA each, will intersect a 500-kV transmission line for State Grid, connecting the north and northeast regions of the country.

(BRL 1 = USD 0.285/EUR 0.255)

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