Brazil Adds Over 500 MW Of Wind, Solar Energy In July

Highlights :

  • Aneel has also informed that Brazil expanded its overall power generation capacity by 709 MW in one month.
  • The solar farms had contributed for the majority of the renewable additions with 330.51 MW last month.

The power sector regulator of Brazil – ANEEL– has announced there has been an addition of about 514.63 MW of solar and wind power capacity to the renewable energy basket in the previous month of July.

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The data shared by ANEEL revealed that the solar farms had contributed for the majority of the renewable additions with 330.51 MW last month. On the other hand, the energy generated from the wind parks account for 184.12 MW.

ANEEL has also informed that Brazil expanded its overall power generation capacity by 709 MW in one month. The coal fired power plants account for 21 per cent of total growth. The country also has added other clean energy sources. Hydropower, including small scale stations, and thermal energy accounted for the remaining 47.3 MW and 145.85 MW respectively.

ANEEL has said that the total installed capacity of Brazil at July end stood at 184,140.5 MW. Coming from different sources, the electricity system of Brazil has swelled by 3,124 MW due new capacity across the different sources since the start of 2022.

The Current Trajectory

The data reveals that more than 83.13 per cent of the total energy is generated from sustainable and low-emission sources. ANEEL has also informed that the wind accounted for 11.95 per cent and solar power accounted for 2.97 per cent.

Recently, ANEEL had announced that Brazil approved about 5000 MW of wind and solar energy. The renewable energy growth in the country was impressive in 2021 as it added over 7,500 MW of capacity which was an increase of almost 58% compared to the target set at the beginning of the preceding year.

Owing to combat the increasing challenges of climate change, Brazil is one of the most advanced countries in Latin America in terms of renewable energy development. Recently, global renewable energy player Iberdrola, through its subsidiary Neoenergia, has announced the commencement of work at ‘Luzia’ which is the company’s first solar power plant in Brazil that will have an installed capacity of 149 MW.

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