The generation of wind energy in Brazil grew 19% between January and August 2018 compared to the same period in 2017. August registered a record in production, according to the Electric Energy Trading Chamber (CCEE).
According to data released, Brazil produced 4,795 megawatts average in the first eight months of the year, with 519 plants in commercial operation and installed capacity of 13,212 megawatts. In August, 7,017 megawatts were generated, the highest level recorded in the historical series, increasing the renewable source in the National Interconnected System to 11.5%.
The largest producer of wind energy in the country is the State of Rio Grande do Norte, with 1,351.2 megawatts delivered through the end of August this year, followed by Bahia with 1,162.7 megawatts average, and Piauí, with 619.1 megawatts, CCEE reported. The energy generation from hydroelectric plants still account for the majority of energy generation – 62.2% of the total.
Source: O Petróleo