Brazil’s power sector regulator Aneel has announced that the country installed 514.8 MW of new solar and wind power generation capacity during the month of July.
Wind power accounted for the larger portion of the new deployments, with 421.2 MW installed last month spread across 18 new power plants. Solar accounted for 93.6 MW of the total.
Thermal and hydropower plants added 10 MW and 0.7 MW, respectively, to the grid.
Aneel’s general director, Sandoval Feitosa, said that considering the figures reached in July, the country is on a good path towards the 10.3 GW goal predicted by the agency for this year.
In the first seven months of the year, Brazil has hooked to the grid a total of 5,673.9 MW of new power generating capacity, including 2,713.8 MW of wind and 2,295.1 MW of solar parks. Combined, these two sources account for 88.3% of the newly installed capacity in 2023.
At the end of the last month, Brazil had 194,387.49 MW of authorised power in total, of which 83.69% were renewable energy plants.