Voltalia breaks ground on 99.4-MW wind park in Brazil

Brazil's Copel Cutia Wind Complex in Rio Grande do Norte

February 16 (Renewables Now) - France’s Voltalia SA (EPA:VLTSA) has initiated the construction of its 99.4-MW Canudos 1 wind farm in Brazil’s Bahia state.

The power plant is part of the Canudos energy cluster, which offers a 1-GW potential, the renewable power plants operator said on Monday. Initially intended to have 90 MW of power generation capacity, the Canudos 1 plant will consist of 28 turbines of the G132-3.55 MW model totalling 99.4 MW.

The wind farm's output will be sold through a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to Brazilian utility Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais SA (BVMF:CMIG4), better known as Cemig. With construction of its substation under way, the wind farm is expected to go live in the first half of 2022.

Voltalia also has a 2.4-GW cluster in its local portfolio, located in Rio Grande do Norte state. Serra Branca is the world's largest wind and solar cluster, Voltalia noted.

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