Pipelines, Storage & Power

Hydro and wind hammer Brazil’s gas-to-power demand

Brazil has built 13 GW of wind capacity over the last six years, and the turbines are now taking a bite out of the gas-to-power sector Brazil has built 13 GW of wind capacity over the last six years, and the turbines are now taking a bite out of the gas-to-power sector.
By Chris Noon 14 May 2018 0 30833
Chart showing Brazil's gas supply sources.

Brazil’s consumption and imports of gas are plummeting because of shrinking demand from the country’s gas-to-power sector, which has accounted for 37-47% of demand in recent years. Gas-to-power demand is declining because of healthy hydroelectric and wind generation.   

Chart showing Brazil's gas demand by sector

Brazil’s gas demand fell by more than 10% in the first two months of 2018 compared with full-year 2017. Imports were also down by more than 20% compared with 2017. ...