The Brazilian engagement in wind energy started out in 1992 with the installation of the country’s first turbine and since then Brazil has matured into one of the largest wind energy markets in the world. Wind Energy is the third largest source of electricity generation of the country with 21 GW installed capacity in 2021.
Wind energy projects in the country are concentrated in two regions, driven by their excellent wind potentials. The north-eastern coast concentrates the largest percentage of installed capacity. The southern region, and specially the state of Rio Grande do Sul, accounts for the rest of the country’s wind turbine installations.
InnoVents Projects in Brazil
InnoVent’s presence in Brazil dates back to 2003 and is focused on the development and implementation of wind farms in the southern region of the country – such as Rio Grade do Sul and Paraná. The rich wind potential, high infrastructural development and the existence of large consumption centers in the southern region motivated innoVent to focus on this particular region for its venture in Brazil.
To date, the company counts with 74 MW delivered and in operation. It accounts for a short and medium term pipeline of 1,122 MW as well as a long term pipeline of more than 3,000 MW of projects under development in the country.