Renewables will meet 48% of Brazilian power demand by 2026 – report

By Staff reporter 18 July 2017
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Renewables will account for around 48% of Brazil’s energy demand of 351 mt of oil equivalent in 2026, according to a report released by federal energy planning authority EPE last week.

Brazil will increase its total installed power capacity in the National Interconnected System by 64.1 GW to a total of 212.5 GW, EPE said in its Ten-Year Energy Plan 2026.

Non-hydro renewables will account for about 50% of the new additions.

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