Chesf Finishes Transmission Line to Allow Wind Parks Connections

  • Company invests $13.8 million to complete 91.3-kilometer line
  • Transmission line provides for 333 megawatts of wind energy

Hidro Eletrica do Sao Francisco said it completed a transmission line that will allow 333 megawatts of wind energy to be connected to the grid in Brazil.

The Brazilian company known as Chesf invested 55 million reais ($13.8 million) to finish the 91.3-kilometer line in the northeastern state of Ceara, it said in an e-mailed statement on Friday. The project will allow connections for existing wind parks and others currently under construction.

More than 60 percent of transmission lines, or 220 projects under construction in the country, were delayed as of December, according to a document from Brazil’s energy regulator Aneel. Difficulties getting environmental licenses caused the most delays, according to the document.

Chesf is cited in Aneel’s document for postponing at least six transmission projects to connect wind parks in Brazil.

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