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Wind power a promising industry for Brazil

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Brazil’s potential for generating wind power is estimated at 500 gigawatts (GW), according to the Brazilian Wind Power Association (ABEEólica), sufficient to meet the country’s energy demand three times over. The figure is also three times larger than the country’s current electricity generation, including all available sources, such as hydroelectric power, biomass, natural gas, oil, coal, and nuclear power. In December 2018, the installed generation capacity totaled 162.5 GW, according to the National Electricity Agency (Aneel). Of this amount, wind power makes up 14.2 GW, the equivalent of the installed capacity of the massive Itaipu hydroelectric plant and...

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