Brazil’s Windy City Gets LatAm’s Largest Aeolian Power Plant

The municipality of Osório, in southern Brazil, will possess the largest aeolian (wind power) complex in Latin America. It will be built by the South Winds Energy company.

Osório is known in the region as "the Windy City," because of the "Minuano," a wind from the pampas that blows from south to north in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

This privileged geographical location can ensure Osório the world’s largest capacity for generating aeolian power, projected at 150 megawatts (MW), according to the president of South Winds Energy, Telmo Magadan.

The aeolian project will receive financing from the National Economic and Social Development Bank (BNDES) to the tune of US$ 207.28 million, which represents 69% of the total investment.

The rest is private capital from Enerfin Enervento, a Spanish company that is part of the Elecnor group, which formed an association with the Wobben group from Germany. which is responsible for the generators, and the CIP Brasil company from Rio Grande do Sul, to harness the winds of Osório.

ABr

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil Wants Better Integration Between South America and Caribbean

The Brazilian Minister of Foreign Relations, Celso Amorim, called on the member countries of ...

What Brazil Wants from Obama: End to Farm Subsidies and to Cuba’s Embargo

Barack Obama's victory in the United States presidential election represents most of all the ...

Brazilian Volunteers Ready to Help Asian Tsunami Victims

According to the Counsellor-Minister of the Brazilian Embassy in Thailand, Fernando José de Carvalho ...

Brazilian Finance Minister’s Career Ends in Farce. Mantega Is the New Man.

After months of charges and denials of misconduct, the main architect of Brazilian President ...

Second in Line of Presidential Succession in Brazil Guilty of Extortion

The owner of the Fiorella, a restaurant and snack bar chain, Sebastião Augusto Buani, ...

97% of Tourists Say they Want to Return to Brazil

The construction of hotels, apart-hotels and resorts is going to receive investment of US$ ...

Unemployment Is Up in Brazil

After falling for three consecutive months, Brazil’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 11.4% in ...

Chico Xavier: A Brazilian Saint for Whom World Was a Big Family

This year on Good Friday, April 2, Brazil is celebrating what would have been ...

Brazilian Industry Urges Drastic Cuts in Expenditure and Taxes

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva called for "more boldness" to help the ...

Brazil Again World’s Top Beef Exporter with Over US$ 3 Billion in Earnings

Brazil’s beef exports in 2005 should surpass US$ 3 billion, according to the president ...