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Regulatory Framework of Wind Power in Brazil

  • Vinicius Fonseca SoaresEmail author
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Abstract

Wind energy is a strategic field for Brazil as it represents a sustainable alternative as well as a complementary source to the hydropower plants. The first wind power plants were built in Brazil as from 1994, however only in the last decade the technology has gained scale with the implementation of the PROINFA program. In the context of the current energy regulatory framework, the development of the sector took place mainly in view of public energy auctions, but nowadays wind technology can compete with other sources of energy. This chapter aims to present an overview of the wind power sector in Brazil since the PROINFA program, and also the main challenges and opportunities faced by the sector.

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Acknowledgments

The author acknowledges the contribution of Humberto Negrão for his critical insights about the energy regulatory issues and of Mary Swanson for the revision of the final text.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculdade de DireitoUniversidade de São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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