This year alone, the wind power sector expects to install 113 new wind farms with a total capacity of 2.7 GW.
Brazil’s Wind Energy Association (Abeeolica) expects the country to reach 9 GW of installed wind power capacity by the end of the year.
Currently, the wind power capacity in the country is more than 7 GW, spread through 281 wind farms distributed in 11 states, It supplies about 5% of Brazil’s energy mix, Abeeolica yesterday told local media covering the Brazil Windpower 2015 event.
By 2023, Brazil is expected to build up a wind power capacity of 23 GW.
Abeeolica also estimated that by the end of the year, investments in the sector will total BRL 8 billion (USD 2.1bn/EUR 1.9bn), having created over 19,000 jobs.
The Minister of Mines and Energy, Eduardo Braga, said during the event that wind power in Brazil has the potential to represent 11% of the total consumption in the coming years.