Utility Eletrosul plans 3GW in southern state

One of the unexpected benefits of southern Brazil is that its winds are more reliable than those in the gustier Northeast.

Government-controlled utility Eletrosul, whose 90MW Cerro Chato complex was inaugurated in June, says its projects have been operating at capacity factors of 26.5-37% — slightly more than ­expected.

Eletrosul has big plans for wind power in Rio Grande do Sul. It has contracted more than 550MW that is ready for construction and has a pipeline of 3GW, of which 200MW is registered to participate in this ­October’s tenders.

It is no surprise that the utility, which traditionally operates in the southern states of Santa Catarina, Parana, Mato Grosso do Sul and Rio Grande Log in to read complete article.

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