The wind potential in the Brazilian scenario
by Amanda Maria Bizzinotto Ferreira; José Gustavo Coelho; Francisco Aurilo Azevedo Pinho
International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy (IJETP), Vol. 13, No. 3, 2017

Abstract: The present paper presents an overview of the Brazilian wind potential based on data obtained from wind maps elaborated nationwide and statewide. The electricity generation potential and the available wind potential of the country are analysed for different heights and wind conditions. Both the onshore and offshore potential are considered in the estimates. An overview of the electricity consumption in the country and of the Brazilian electricity generation and demand are presented, analysing the role wind energy plays in this scenario. The analysis of the Brazilian wind potential together with the analysis of the existing wind technology revealed a growing and prospective wind market in the country, which has great potential still to be explored and is increasing its wind capacity over the years. All kinds of wind technology can find a suitable application in Brazil and the country can see a better integration of the wind energy to its energy matrix, allowing for a higher participation of renewables, higher electricity offer and smaller environmental impact.

Online publication date: Mon, 30-Jan-2017

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