Wind power market
Sustainable, plentiful and unlimited. These are some of the characteristics of wind energy, a clean and renewable source that is fully on the rise, generates jobs and contributes to minimize environmental impacts on the planet.
Generated from the strength of the winds, it currently represents 8.4% of the Brazilian electricity matrix, behind only hydroelectric (60.6%) and biomass (9.1%). Studies estimate that from 2019, wind power will become the second most important source in Brazil.
The size of the industry in Brazil
In this promising scenario, Echoenergia, one of the largest wind power generators in Brazil, contributes with 732 MW of operational capacity and invests daily in the development and expansion of the wind power industry. This is a source of pride and gives us more strength to achieve the goal of being a market leader.
The high performance of the winds is one of the reasons putting the country among the world’s largest generators. Unidirectional, constant, fast and with little turbulence, Brazilian winds are among the best in the world in these criteria and are ideal for turning wind blades with more intensity, allowing maximum use of wind turbines as well as greater generation of electricity.
Growth Potential of the Brazilian market
Wind power is the most competitive and fastest growing renewable energy source in the world. According to the Federal Government Ten Year Energy Expansion Plan 2026 (PDE 2026) carried out by the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) and the Energy Research Company (EPE), the total installed wind power capacity in Brazil is expected to reach 28.5 GW by 2026, which would represent 12.5% in the Brazilian energy matrix. Currently, the country has a wind power capacity of 13.4 GW. The diagram below shows the comparative growth of the Brazilian electric matrix.
The benefits of generating clean and sustainable energy are vast. In 2016, wind energy prevented the emission of 637 million tons of CO2 across the planet. In Brazil, it was responsible for reducing the emission of 21 million tons in 2017 – equivalent to the annual emission of around 16 million automobiles.
The source also has the potential to guarantee demands for electricity, meet economic needs and assist in the social development of various regions. To have a rough idea, it is estimated that more than 190,000 jobs have been created in Brazil to date.
How the power of the wind is transformed into electricity?
The wind potential in Brazil is widespread and has become increasingly competitive in the market. But do you know how electricity is generated from the wind? Watch the video below and understand how wind power works.
Sources consulted: ABEEólica(Associação Brasileira de Energia Eólica) and GWEC (Global Wind Energy Council)