Copel denied deadline extension

A Copel wind farm in central Brazil

A Copel wind farm in central Brazil

Power regulator Aneel has denied deadline extensions for part of the Cutia wind complex in northeast Brazil owned by state utility Copel, which could be fined.

The four projects involved are the 21.6MW Dreen Guajiru and the 30MW Dreen Cutia, GE Jangada and Maria Helena in the northeast state of Rio Grande do Norte.

Copel was seeking permission to extend the start of commercial operations from January 2013 to January 2018.

Aneel director José Jurhosa Jr says the regulator will consider fines for failing to meet deadlines.

Copel's lawyer claimed construction did not start because the wind farm did not sell power in recent auctions or in the free market. He also said market uncertainties and the lack of grid connection through the unfinished João Câmara 3 substation had led to the delays.

Copel also alleged that it was shortlisting the projects for June's A-3 auction, when it hoped to sell power and align financing and construction with the deadlines of the contracts possibly won at the auction.

Vestas gets 58MW Poland order

01 September 2014 05:44 GMT

Glennmont round raises €500m

01 September 2014 04:34 GMT

Scots grant licence for EOWDC

01 September 2014 03:00 GMT

Aikengall extension opposed

01 September 2014 02:31 GMT

Drive to cut UK offshore costs

01 September 2014 01:21 GMT

Met Office launches German service

01 September 2014 12:43 GMT

Mainstream switches strategy

01 September 2014 12:29 GMT

IN DEPTH: The Eno success story

01 September 2014 12:07 GMT

NTR exploring US wind sale

29 August 2014 05:30 GMT

Siemens mulls options in Brazil

29 August 2014 08:28 GMT

Invenergy finances Quebec project

29 August 2014 04:29 GMT

400MW Global Tech 1 set to go

29 August 2014 03:10 GMT

First wind farm spins in Samoa

29 August 2014 09:10 GMT

Cape Wind faces new legal appeal

28 August 2014 05:46 GMT

Become a Recharge subscriber!

Or try our free trial.

Order Subscription

Already a member?

Login


Recharge Monthly Magazine