Wind energy in Brazil – 75 wind turbines awarded to Vestas

 The wind energy order has been placed by Energisa S.A. through the companies established for this purpose belonging to the Energisa Group. The Energisa Group has significant operations in the electricity generation and supply segments in Brazil through its five distributors, including: Energisa Sergipe (SE), Energisa Paraíba (PB), Energisa Borborema (PB), Energisa Minas Gerais (MG) and Energisa Nova Friburgo (RJ).

The contracts includes delivery, transportation, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system and a five-year service and maintenance agreement with the Active Output Management package ‘AOM 5000’.  Delivery of the wind turbines is expected to start in Q1 2012 and the projects are expected to be completed in December 2012.

Wind can help Brazil diversify its energy mix complementing the already existing energy sources. The Brazilian Government´s objective for wind is to create a local industry through the development of a strong network of local suppliers and competencies.

The wind power plants of this order will produce approx 727.2 GWh per year, which corresponds to an annual emission saving of approx 64,000 tons of CO2 compared with average Brazilian electricity.