to-the-point: Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul licenses 155-MW wind project

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

August 9 (SeeNews) - The Environmental Protection Agency (Fepam) of Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state issued on Monday a preliminary license for a 155.1-MW wind project.

Named Bacupari – Pangare, the wind park will be consist of 66 turbines. It belongs to local company Enerfin do Brasil Sociedade de Energia, which is the renewable energy subsidiary of Spanish power company Elecnor (BME:ENO).

The licence outlines conditions and restrictions for the installation such as the minimum distance to urban areas. It also requires that the surface and underground water will not be contaminated and that the wind turbines will use signalling and security mechanisms.

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