Brazil oks wind farm start tests
Brazil's power regulator Aneel has authorized pre-commercial tests for 26 wind farms with a combined 583 nameplate capacity.

The authorizations are for all or part of the turbines installed in each park located in the states of Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte and Rio Grande do Sul. Commercial operations will start after tests are concluded.

The farms and capacities authorized were:

Colônia 18.9MW and Taíba Águia 23.1MW – Controlled by Queiroz Galvão Renováveis

Cerro Chato IV 10MW – Controlled by Eletrosul and Rio Bravo investment fund

Eurus VI 8MW – Controlled by Eurus Energias Renováveis

Atlântica II 30MW, Santa Clara I, II, III, IV, V VI 180MW each – Controlled by CPFL Renováveis

União dos Ventos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 combined capacity authorized of 169.6MW – Controlled by Grupo Serveng

Morro dos Ventos I, III, IV, V, IX combined capacity of 144MW – Controlled by Desa