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.

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