Wind energy in Brazil: wind farm plants of Elecnor

Elecnor has received funding amounting to 445 million reais (about 198 million euros) of Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES) for the development of new wind farms for Enerfin, its subsidiary in Brazil.

The financing agreement with BNDES, which has a term of 16 years, covers the last three awards won by the group in Brazil, totaling 150 megawatts of wind power. Specifically, these wind farms of Leilões (96 MW in 2009 and 46 MW in 2010) and the wind farm Palmares, which managed to be awarded 8 MW.

Of the 150 MW, located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, 30 MW are already in operation, while commissioning of the remainder is expected between this year and next. The addition of these new and previously developed MW increases the total wind power in Brazil from Elecnor to 300 MW.

By José Santamarta,