Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) — Eletrosul Centrais Eletricas SA, a
Brazilian state-run power company, received authorization from
the Planning Ministry to borrow 66.8 million euros ($84 million)
from German bank KfW to expand a wind farm.
The resources will be invested in the expansion of its
Cerro Chato wind-power unit, Eletrosul said in an Oct. 3
statement. The Florianopolis-based company will add 48 megawatts
to the wind complex in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul.
Brazil is seeking to diversify its energy sources and will
have more than 7 gigawatts in wind power generation capacity by
the end of 2014, enough for about 13 million homes, according to
Brazilian wind power association Abeeolica.
Eletrosul’s total investment in the expansion of Cerro
Chato is $118 million and after that, the wind park will have
installed capacity of 216 megawatts.
The financing is part of a 100 million-euro plan from the
German bank. The resources may be loaned to Eletrosul for wind
and solar energy generation, Karim ould Chih, KfW’s manager for
Latin America, said in the statement.
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