Grid links at last for Brazil 503MW

Chesf has been slow to connect the wind farms

Chesf has been slow to connect the wind farms

Brazil's state-owned utility Chesf is due to plug in 503MW of wind farms in February, after delaying by almost two years the transmission infrastructure build-up needed to grid-connect them.

The three wind complexes to be connected – which are located in the northeast state of Rio Grande do Norte (RN) – belong to local developers CPFL Renováveis, Desa and Serveng.

Early this week Chesf was given the “operational licence” for its João Câmara substation, according to RN's environmental agency Idema.

A Chesf press official told Recharge that the grid-connection process will start on 9 February, although the exact schedule for the link ramp-up is “still going to be defined”.

CPFL's 188MW Santa Clara and Desa's 145MW Morro dos Ventos wind complexes have been ready since July 2012 Log in to read complete article.

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