Brazil Wind Power Provider Omega Adds 50 Megawatts

Omega Energia Renovavel SA, a Brazilian renewable energy provider, received approval to start operations at two wind farms with combined capacity of 50 megawatts in the country’s northeast.

Brazil’s electricity regulator, known as Aneel, authorized Omega to start the 30-megawatt Delta do Parnaiba and the 20-megawatt Porto das Barcas units in the northeastern state of Paiui, the government’s official gazette said yesterday.

Renewable energy producers are expanding in Brazil’s northeast to tap winds that currently power 74 percent of the country’s installed capacity for aeolic energy, according to Sao Paulo-based electricity trading board CCEE. Omega has 1,200 megawatts of hydro- and wind-power generation capacity.

Eolica Bons Ventos won a permit from Brazil’s Energy Ministry to build a 10.5-megawatt wind farm in the northeastern state of Ceara, and Santa Angela Energias Renovaveis SA applied for a license for a 378-megawatts project in Piaui, the official gazette said today.

Officials at Omega and Bons Ventos didn’t reply requests for comment. Officials at Santa Angela Energias Renovaveis SA couldn’t be reached.

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