Brazil's power regulator Aneel has authorised commercial operations to start at 19 grid-connected wind farms with a combined capacity of 465MW in the states of Ceará and Rio Grande do Norte.
Grande do Norte, independent renewable energy company Desa was given the green
light for the Morro dos Ventos I, III, IV, VI and XI farms, with a combined
installed capacity of 145.2MW.
In the same region, CPFL Renováveis was authorised to partially start operations of 118MW of the Santa Clara complex. The complex has a total capacity of 188MW, but some turbines have not yet received the go-ahead from Aneel.
farms should start delivering power to the national grid immediately since they
are connected to the João Câmara II substation, which was completed by federal
power company Chesf in late February.
In Ceará, a
group formed by Infraesturtura BB Votorantim fund and Brazilian engineering
company Enerplan, was given the go-ahead to start operations of the 29.4MW
Faísa I and Faísa III and IV farms, each with 25.2MW of installed capacity.
Brasil, a unit of GDF Suez, was authorised to start commercial operations of
the 30MW Mundaú wind farm, also in Ceará.
MS Participação is authorised to spin the
27.3MW Embuaca wind farm.
plants are all connected to the Pecém II substation.
Ceará, the Queiroz Galvão group was given the go ahead for the 27.3MW Icaraí
and the 37.8MW Icaraí II wind farms. Their connection to the grid is via the
Sobral II substation.
All of the
wind farms except for GDF Suez's sold power in Brazil’s 2009 reserve auction,
while GDF's Mundaú is an old Proinfa contract.