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Queiroz Galvão Energia’s wind farms had an above-average capacity factor in 2014 according to the National Electric System Operator

According to the Wind Power Generation Monthly Report published by Brazil's National Electricity System Operator (ONS) last December, Queiroz Galvão Energia’s (QGE) wind farms are among those that generated the most energy in 2014. Four of the wind farms with the best capacity factor last year are owned by the company.

Last year, the average capacity factor of QGE’s wind farms was above average for this type of project in Brazil. The wind farm of Colônia, in the state of Ceará, ranked first, followed by Taíba Andorinha, Taíba Águia and Icaraí I. The average energy generated by QGE’s wind projects corresponds to 11.6% of the wind power generated in the country. The installed capacity of its wind farms totals 197.4 MW, representing 9.4% of all wind power capacity installed in Brazil.

In December 2014 alone, QGE’s wind farms accounted for 12.3% of the wind power generated in Brazil. Among the ten wind farm complexes with the best capacity factor in the period, five are owned by the company.

Today, Queiroz Galvão Energia has three wind farm complexes on the coast of Ceará with a total of 86 wind turbines and an installed capacity of 200 megawatts. Another major wind farm, with 54 wind turbines and 150 megawatts of installed capacity, is being completed in the state of Rio Grande do Norte and will be operational in the first quarter of 2015. In the state of Piauí, 400 km from the state capital, Teresina, two large wind farm complexes will be implemented by December 2016, with 154 turbines and an installed capacity of 420 megawatts.