Brazil's Atlantic cleared for 60MW

Brazil's power regulator Aneel said the Eurus II and Renascença V wind plants – controlled by Atlantic Energias Renováveis and both 30MW – are ready to start commercial operations as soon as their respective grid connections are ready.

The decision will allow Atlantic to be paid by the government, backdated to March 24 in the case of Eurus II and to April 24 for Renascença.

Both plants are located in the northeastern state of Rio Grande do Norte and await the conclusion of the João Câmara III substation to be connected to the national grid. Construction of the two plants has been concluded, with Vestas 2MW machines providing the turbine fleet.

According to ETN, which is responsible for the construction of the transmission grid, the substation should be finished by the end of October.

According to Brazilian legislation, the government guarantees the payment of power generation plants that are ready to operate but lack a grid connection, as long as they can prove the delays are not their fault.