Wind farms in the Brazilian Northeast have supplied the entire Northeast region for a whole day on July 22, a first in the country, the national wind energy association Abeeolica announced on Friday.
More specifically, the daily wind generation reached 11,399 average megawatts (MWa), enough to meet 102% of the Northeast load, according to data from the National Electric System Operator (ONS).
Previous average daily records only met the entire regional demand at specific times. The most recent such event was on July 21, with 11,094 MWa produced, enough to meet 99.9% of local consumption.
Currently, wind power is Brazil’s second most common generation source. The country has over 19 GW of wind installed capacity, with more than 720 wind farms and 8,550 wind turbines in operation.
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