Brazil could be a “world leader” in offshore wind within 10 years, claimed a senator behind plans to regulate the sector, as he said developers could be asked to pay up to 5% of power production and other charges if a bill he is backing is approved in Congress.

“Brazil will have the most competitive operational offshore wind costs in the world,” said Jean-Paul Prates during an online seminar in which he unveiled the main points of the bill that he authored in Congress.