Brazil has a new daily record in wind energy

The National Interconnected System (SIN) recorded another daily record of wind power generation with the production of 4,877 MW on Thursday (30). The value is 151 MW higher than the previous record, which occurred on June 25, 2016, with the production of 4,726 MW.Data are from the Preliminary Information Daily Operation of the National Electric System Operator (ONS).


On the same day, wind energy in Brazil’s Northeast region also recorded the highest value of the year with 4,606 MW, with 353 MW above the previous record, recorded on Wednesday (29/06).

Amid the good winds, Brazil has increased the share of this source of energy matrix. Only in April, the source produced 2,274 GWh, an increase of 132% compared to the same period of 2015. In May, the wind power reached 8,796 MW, a figure 46% higher than the same period of 2015 (6,025 MW) .

Thus, wind power represents 6.1% of installed capacity matrix of electric power generation in Brazil, an increase of 1.7 percentage points in its share within one year.

With the expansion of electricity generation in Brazil favoring clean, renewable sources, the forecast for the next few years, according to the Ten Year Plan for Energy Expansion – PDE 2024 is that wind installed capacity in the country reach 24,000 MW by 2024.

In May 2016 the total installed capacity of electric power generation in Brazil reached 143,922 MW. Compared to the same month in 2015, there was an increase of 7,147 MW, with 3,287 MW of installed capacity of hydropower, 1,081 MW from thermal sources, 2,771 MW of wind power and 8 MW of solar source. The information is the Bulletin of the Brazilian Electric System Monitoring Monthly, prepared by the Ministry of Mines and Energy.