Brazil inaugurated 621.56 MW of new renewable energy installations in January 2024, encompassing wind, solar, and hydropower capacities, according to the announcement made by the country's power sector regulator, Aneel, on Monday.
The largest contribution came from wind power, with 422.20 MW of new capacity added last month, followed by solar power at 198.12 MW. Additionally, small-scale hydropower plants contributed 1.24 MW to the overall capacity increase.
Aneel's projections indicate that Brazil is on track to install slightly over 10.1 GW of new power generation capacity throughout 2024. If realized, this would mark the second-largest annual expansion observed since 1997, following last year's addition of approximately 10.3 GW.
As of the end of January, Brazil boasted a total power generation capacity of 198,979.8 MW, with renewable energy sources accounting for 84.17% of the total capacity.