Wind power generation could grow 1 GW a year in Brazil

Oct 07, 2008 02:00 AM

Wind generators in Brazil could increase capacity by 1 GW annually in the next 10 years, according to Lauro Fiuza Jr, president of Brazil's wind energy association ABEEólica.
"The government needs to come up with a long-term wind power program for that to happen," he said at an energy conference in Rio de Janeiro.

The program must include holding separate wind power auctions, linking transmission lines directly to wind farms and ensuring the freedom to sell carbon credits and PPAs running at least 20 years, according to Fiuza Jr. ABEEólica believes a long-term policy would attract major companies to Brazil, increasing the sector's competitiveness.
"Brazil has limited suppliers and it's crucial to increase the number of investors to boost the sector", he said. "Current installed capacity in wind power in Brazil is only 256 MW and the country has 143 GW of estimated potential, not including offshore."

The "myth" that wind energy is expensive is a major obstacle for the renewable source.
"Wind power is less expensive than imaginable because it costs less than a third of a fossil liquid fuel-fired thermo plant," he said.
Brazil's government has said it will hold a wind power auction next year.

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