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Brazil biomass power generation grows 15% in H1 2015

Brazil’s biomass power production has increased 15% year-on-year to 1,860 average megawatts (MWa) in the first half of 2015, says Brazil’s Power Trading Chamber (CCEE).

Installed biomass power capacity hit 10,793MW in June 2015, totalling at about 7.7% of the total power generation in Brazil for the period, a 9.4% expansion over the same period last year.

The state of Sao Paulo was the top biomass power producer with 840.93MWa and 5,056MW of installed biomass capacity, followed by Mato Grosso do Sul.

Brazilian states by biomass power production in H1 2015

State

MW average

Sao Paulo

840.93MWa

Mato Grosso do Sul

271.56MWa

Goias

207.69MWa

Minas Gerais

181.57MWa

Parana

85.76MWa

Bahia

60.80MWa

Maranhao

60.66MWa

Alagoas

30.58MWa

Pernambuco

28.79MWa

Mato Grosso

22.14MWa