Brazil auctions new wind power capacities

How high the auctioned capacity will be is not yet clear, but it will probably lie between 6 and 8 GW. Operators which are able to acquire allocations in the auction will receive an electricity supply contract for the next 20 years. Last year the average offer price was BRL 134/MWh (58 €/MWh). It is estimated that wind turbines with a capacity of 900 MW have been installed so far. In the last auctions from 2009 and 2010, capacities of 1,800 and 2,000 MW were auctioned.

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