This is the case of wind power complex Mangue Seco in Guamaré (RN) who has four wind farm plants with 104 MW. Petrobras participates in four wind farm projects in partnership with Alubar Eletrobras and Wobben Windpower (Enercon), which was responsible for the installation of wind energy plants.
Another wind farm that began operating earlier was Cerro Chato (90 MW), of Eletrosul and Wobben Windpower in Santana do Livramento (RS). The wind farm was commissioned in the first auction to operate in the country.
A total of 17 wind energy farms began generating in 2011, adding 435.8 MW to the electrical grid, according to Aneel. Of these, 275.8 MW were remnants of Proinfa and the rest of the auction’s exclusive source. Only in the last quarter went into operation about 200 MW.
According to Aneel, Brazil has 1422.92 MW of wind farm capacity spread over 54 wind energy plants in the Northeast, South and Southeast.
By José Santamarta, www.aneel.gov.br/