22 Nov '11, 3pm

Wind Could Become Brazil's Second Power Generation Source in 2015

"Everyone's excited and there are hundreds of projects planned," says Jonathan Kendall, founding partner of Rio Energy Consulting - TSS Brazil . This fact has of course not been lost by industry heavyweights such as Gamesa, Iberdrola, Vestas and Alstom, which are licking their chops in anticipation of a string of upcoming auctions that will put at lest 6 GW of capacity on the block by 2015. Accroding to Ricardo Baitelo, Greenpeace's renewable energy campaign coordinator in Sao Paulo, the future tenders will also be more profitable. This is because the government is poised to introduce equipment-import and other tax breaks, as well as cheaper financing rates through Brazil's development bank BNDES, to make it all happen. Baitelo says a European-style feed-in tariff is not contemplated, however. "The production price will go down to 200 reais (US$111) or even 100 reais (US$5...

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