EDP Renewables completes the construction of its largest wind complex in Brazil

Inspenet, February 21, 2023

The Portuguese company EDP Renewables completed the construction project for its largest wind power complex in Brazil, which has 14 parks, 138 wind turbines and has a total installed capacity of 580 megawatts (MW) and, according to estimates by the Portuguese company, could produce enough energy to supply more than 1.5 million people a year.

This complex includes the Monte Verde I-VI, Boqueirao I-II and Jerusalem I-VI wind farms, which together have the capacity to produce some 3,000 gigawatt hours per year (GWh/year).

The 180.6MW Jerusalem I-VI wind farm began construction in January 2021.

For its part, Monte Verde I-VI began construction in April 2021. The project has an installed capacity of 319.2MW and consists of six parks.

While, the Boqueirao I-II wind farm began its construction in June 2021 and has 79 MW of installed capacity.

“EDP Renewables is proud to inaugurate the Boqueirao, Jerusalem and Monte Verde wind farms, making a significant contribution to harnessing the energy potential of Rio Grande do Norte, a state that has led wind energy production in recent years”, said Duarte Bello. , Director of Operations of EDP Renewables for Europe and Latin America.

He added: “We will continue to monitor the acceleration of renewable energy in Brazil, with more than 7 GW of wind and solar power under development in the country, coming online in the coming years.”

Source : https://ieefa.org/articles/edp-renewables-completes-work-580-megawatt-wind-farm-brazil

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