Renova completes 293.6 MW wind parks in Brazil

Sponsored by

Bahia, Brazil, June 30, 2012 — Brazilian renewable energy developer Renova Energia completed the installation of 14 wind parks with combined capacity of 293.6 MW in the country's northeastern Bahia state.

The ventures, which commercialized their energy at the second reserve auction held by Brazil's government in 2009, comprise a total 184 wind turbines.

These are the Alvorada, Candiba, Guanambi, Guirapa, Igapora, Ilheus, Licinio de Almeida, Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, Pajeu do Vento, Pindai, Planaltina, Porto Seguro, Rio Verde and Serra do Salto units. According to Renova, all parks already have environmental licenses for operation.

The civil works were executed by local construction companies Queiroz Galvao and Engineering Mercurius, while the electromechanical package was responsibility of Swiss-Swedish engineering group ABB.

Although completed, the wind parks will not start generating power immediately due to the lack of transmission facilities for shared connection (ICGs), which will provide shared access to the basic grid.

The ICGs are being built by local state-run power utility Chesf, which faces delays in the issuance of the environmental licenses and expects to complete the facilities in mid-2013.

Sponsored by

Get All the Electric Light & Power and POWERGRID International to Your Inbox

Subscribe to Electric Light & Power or POWERGRID International and the email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

Related Articles

Clean Line Energy CEO: Staying the course critical for HVDC wind transmission projects

11/23/2016

Once work actually begins, the Plains & Eastern Clean Line will be the United States’ first long-distance overhead hig...

Silver Spring Networks to expand distribution automation in Brazil

11/10/2016

Silver Spring Networks and CPFL Energia, Brazil’s largest private-sector electricity company, announced the expansion of C...

Canadian Solar, EDF partner on solar energy project in Brazil

10/21/2016

The 191.5 MWp project is starting construction and expects to reach commercial operation in the third quarter of 2017

Saft helps Brazil substations switch to nickel battery backup systems

10/06/2016

The Saft Uptimax batteries are replacing the existing lead-acid batteries at the CEB substations to provide a increase in ...