Brazil's new 400MW of stranded wind

Chesf has struggled to keep pace with its grid links

Chesf has struggled to keep pace with its grid links

Brazil's wind power sector has kicked off 2014 facing the familiar issue of grid connection problems, with almost 400MW of new capacity stranded in the state of Bahia.

The wind farms are waiting for a transmission line and substations to be built by state-controlled power company Chesf – which has struggled to keep pace with the rapid growth of wind generation in the country.

Italy’s Enel Green Power announced this week that construction of its 30MW Primavera wind farm was concluded in the Morro do Chapéu, in the central region of Bahia – its first wind project in Brazil.

But the company confirmed that no grid link is in place for Primavera, the first stage of the Log in to read complete article.

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