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to-the-point: Brazil's power transmission capacity worries ONS

Wind farm in Brazil. Author: Otávio Nogueira. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic

September 21 (SeeNews) - The current state of transmission lines used to flow wind power from Brazil's northeast to the south and southeast regions is worrisome, said Marcelo Prais, advisor of the general board of the National Electric System Operator (ONS).

The statement was made at today's seminar organized by the American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham), local daily Estadao reports.

Prais pointed out that a significant volume of generation capacity will go online in the next decade, but this would not be enough to ensure the full functionality and reliability of the electrical system of the country. "The federal government should invest in Brazil's transmission capacity as well, not only in new auctions," he added.

Brazil has a growing wind sector, with plants spread throughout the country. Currently, ONS has established a group to mitigate transmission delays affecting the flow of power, said Prais, quoted by Estadao.

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