Pacific Hydro pitches 161MW in Brazil

Australian renewable energy group Pacific Hydro has registered 161.4MW of wind projects in the state of Rio Grande do Norte for Brazil’s A-3 power auction, scheduled for June 6.

Pacific Hydro hopes to include two wind complexes in the auction.

The Paraíso Farol complex is made up of Paraíso Farol I with an installed capacity of 24MW, Paraíso Farol II, 27MW and Paraíso Farol III, 24MW.

Rio Grande do Norte’s environmental protection agency Idema issued the installation environmental license for Paraíso Farol I in December 2013 and for the other two last month after reviewing layout changes at the projects, a company spokesperson said.

The projects have been in Pacific Hydro's portfolio for the past few years.

The Paraíso Azul complex is made up of Paraíso Azul I that has an installed capacity of 29.7MW, Paraíso Azul II, 27MW and Paraíso Azul III, 29.7MW. The installation licenses were issued in November 2013.

Both wind complexes are located in the town of Touros.

Environmental licensing is one the most important preconditions for the registration of projects at Brazilian auctions.