Brazil is ranked 10th globally in terms of installed wind capacity. During 2015, it installed 2.75 GW – a record for Brazil - bringing the total to 8.72 GW which accounts for 6.3% of the Brazilian energy matrix
More than R$ 16 billion have been invested, 41,000 jobs created, more than 5 million homes were supplied with electricity from wind power, and 5 million tons of CO2 emissions were avoided.
Growth prospects are good, the energy ministry is pushing for more manufacturing to take place, financing is available, and the government has promised to help with logistic bottlenecks and to support R&D efforts with the aim of achieving 'bigger, better, cheaper'
Projections for 2016 are to contract between 2-3 GW of wind power in the regulated energy auctions, and the installation of about 3 GW in wind farms (totalling over R$ 20 billion in investment).
We’ve now opened the Call for Papers for this year’s Brazil Windpower conference which will take place from 30 Aug-1 September in Rio de Janeiro. You can submit your paper up until 31 May at the following link. Info http://www.brazilwindpower.com/papers.
Brazil Windpower, in conjunction with the Brazil Windpower O&M seminar, is organised annually by Brazilian Wind Energy Association (ABEEolica), GWEC and Grupo Canal Energia.