Brazil installed 7.2 GW of new power capacity in 2019
According to the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL), Brazil’s installed capacity rose by more than 7.2 GW in 2019 to reach 170.1 GW at year-end, with more than 75% from renewable sources. The objective was to increase installed capacity by nearly 5.8 GW. Two-thirds of the 7.2 GW increase came from additional hydropower capacity (over 4.8 GW, including 3.7 GW from the Belo Monte project, as the last turbine was allowed to start operations in October 2019), followed by wind (971 MW), thermal (776 MW) and solar (551 MW). Wind now accounts for 9% of Brazil’s total capacity and solar for 1.5%.
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