Wind, solar, hydro and biomass meet full demand of Brazilian energy tender

Wind takes about a fifth of capacity awarded in tender, with Statkraft, PEC Energia and Casa dos Ventos all successful

PEC Energia will supply power from its Serra das Vacas complex in Pernambuco state
PEC Energia will supply power from its Serra das Vacas complex in Pernambuco state

Stakraft, PEC Energia and Casa dos ventos have all won contracts to develop new wind farms in Brazil’s latest energy auction.

In total, the tender attracted investments worth a total of BRL 3.1 billion ($563 million) which will enable the construction of 40 hydroelectric, wind solar and biomass projects with 861MW of installed capacity, power regulator Aneel stated.

Winning bids won contracts with five of Brazil’s largest power distributors beginning in 2026. Obtaining an average discount of 17.48% to the nominal prices, the contracts represent savings of BRL 1.27 billion.

“We consider that the auction was very successful, considering the contracting of all the demand declared by the distributors. This offer will likely be reflected in good competition and good discounts in future auctions as well,” said Aneel’s head of auctions André Patrus.

In total, eleven wind farms will be developed with 161MW of installed capacity and requiring investment totalling BRL 633 million.

Norwegian developer Statkraft stated that it will build the Morro do Cruzeiro I and II wind projects in the state of Bahia with a total installed capacity of almost 80MW and an estimated investment of BRL 285 million.

Brazilian clean energy company PEC Energia will invest around BRL 500 million to develop the 84MW Serra das Vacas III wind farm in Pernambuco state, while Casa dos Ventos will build the Ventos de Santa Luzia 11-13 wind farms with 15.9MW of installed capacity at a cost of BRL 63.6 million.

Finally, Ventos de Sao Rafael Will build the Ventos de Sao Rafael 1-5 wind farms in Rio Grande do Norte with 30MW of installed capacity at a cost of BRL 120 million.

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