The sixth edition of Brazil Windpower will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 1-3 September 2015.
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Brazil is one of the most promising markets for wind energy. Ranked 10th globally in terms of installed wind capacity, Brazil built 95 new wind farms in 2014, totalling 2.5 GW, which brought total installed capacity to 5.9 GW with 237 wind farms.
On the basis of existing contracts, the Brazilian wind sector is expected to install another 12-13 GW over the next 5 years and, with four auctions planned during
2015, that number could rise substantially. This all fits well with the Brazilian government’s Decennial Energy Plan which sets a goal for wind to reach nearly 12 % of national generation capacity by 2023.
However, despite the great progress made in the sector, some barriers still remain. The main challenges that still need to be overcome will be discussed during the conference sessions. Grid connections, transmission lines, supply chain issues, operations and maintenance, transportation and logistics are all key topics that will be covered during the 3 day programme.
Brazil Windpower is an annual event organised jointly by GWEC, ABEEolica and Grupo Canal Energia.
Brazil Windpower .... an event organised by the industry ... for the industry.