Wind energy in Brazil: first wind farm to the free market

Independent System Operator (ONS) and Companhia Energetica do Rio Grande do Norte (Cosern) recently granted entry into operation of the first wind farm wind wind turbines for the free market in Brazil.

Miassaba II wind farm has nine wind turbines from GE, the first to be installed in Brazil, capable of generating 14.4 MW with investments of 65 million reais.

The new wind farm will be officially opened on December 9 this year, along with the wind farm Aratu, for the captive market, which also has nine GE wind turbines with a wind power and an investment equal to the wind farm to Free Trade Market (ACL). "We are the first company to offer megawatts of wind energy in this way," explains Marques, president of Bioenergy.

Bioenergy projects include 15 wind farm projects in the state of Maranhão. Wind energy initiatives represent an investment of 2,000 million reais. The company has more than two years of studies measuring the wind in the state, and found that the wind potential of the region is important.

By José Santamarta,