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Ceará has over 1GW of wind power installed capacity, according to Cerne

It is the second state to have reached this mark, with 44 operational wind power complexes

26/Jun/2014 – By Agência CanalEnergia

Photo: Press Office/Ari Versiani

Ceará is now the second state in Brazil to have wind power installed capacity of more than 1GW, according to the Center for Strategies in Natural Resources and Energy (Cerne), based on an analysis of the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency's data. The state of the Northeast region has 44 wind farms operating commercially, totaling 1,009,952MW.

According to Cerne, the mark was reached last Thursday, 19 June with the authorization for commercial operation given to three wind farms in the municipality of São Gonçalo do Amarante: Colônia (18.9 MW), Taíba Águia (23.1 MW) and Taíba Andorinha (14.7 MW). (NB: This is Queiroz Galvão Energias’ Complex. Find out more about our wind power project here)

Rio Grande do Norte was the first Brazilian state to exceed 1GW of wind power in May this year. Today, the state has significant wind power installed capacity of 1.3GW generated by 49 operational wind farms.