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Since its foundation, ABEEólica has effectively contributed to the development and recognition of wind energy as a clean, renewable, low environmental impact, competitive and strategic source for the composition of the national energy matrix.
Wind energy in Brazil had its first indication in 1992 with the start of commercial operation of the first wind turbine installed in Brazil, which was the result of a partnership between the Brazilian Wind Energy Center (CBEE) and Companhia Energética de Pernambuco (CELPE), through funding from the Danish research institute Folkecenter. This 225 kW wind turbine was the first to enter commercial operation in South America, in 1992, located in the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha (Pernambuco).
Considered one of the three pioneering projects before Proinfa. Located in the Municipality of São Gonçalo do Amarante – CE, the Taíba Wind Power Plant was the first to operate as an independent producer in the country. The plant is made up of 10 500 kW turbines, asynchronous generators, 40 m diameter rotors and a 45 m high tower.
Prainha (CE) is the second pioneering project before Proinfa. Opened in April 1999, it is located in Prainha, municipality of Aquiraz, with a capacity of 10 MW.
During the 2001 energy crisis, there was an attempt to encourage the hiring of wind power generation ventures in the country. The Emergency Wind Energy Program – PROEÓLICA was created. This program aimed to contract 1,050 MW of wind energy projects by December 2003. At that time, there was already talk of the seasonal complementarity of the wind regime with the hydrological flows in the hydroelectric reservoirs. This Program, however, did not obtain results and was replaced by the Incentive Program for Alternative Sources of Electric Energy, PROINFA.
Criado pela Lei nº 10.438/2002, o Proinfa tem o objetivo de aumentar a participação de fontes alternativas renováveis (pequenas centrais hidrelétricas, usinas eólicas e empreendimentos termelétricos a biomassa) na produção de energia elétrica, privilegiando empreendedores que não tenham vínculos societários com concessionárias de geração, transmissão ou distribuição.
At the end of 2009, the Second Reserve Energy Auction (LER) took place, which was the first energy commercialization auction focused exclusively on wind power. The Reserve Energy Auction contracts a volume of energy beyond that estimated to supply the country’s demand, to be used, according to its name, as a Physical Guarantee reserve for the electrical system. The 2ºLER was a success with the contracting of 1.8GW and opened the door to new auctions that took place in the following years
In August 2010, the 3rd LER and the Alternative Sources Auction (LFA) were held, where 2GW of wind power were contracted. These auctions no longer worked with the exclusively wind model, but instead contemplated several renewable sources competing with each other to negotiate their energy in the auction.
In 2011 we had three more auctions, the 4th LER, the A-3 and the A-5 where the wind power source had great prominence when negotiating a total of 2.9GW.
Auction A-5, which contracted energy to start supplying in 2017. In this auction, 281.9MW were contracted.
In 2013, 4.71 GW of power were contracted, a record celebrated by the sector and certainly a year that has become a historic milestone. This amount was contracted in three auctions held during the second half of 2013.
Three auctions were held during the year: an A-3, an LER and an A-5
According to data from the GWEC – Global Wind Energy Council, Brazil overtook Canada to occupy the 8th position in the World Ranking of installed wind energy capacity.
For the first time in history, wind energy contracts more on the free market than on the regulated market. Two auctions were held, one A-4 and one A-6, which enabled a total of 1.25 GW of installed capacity. In the free market, the amount traded was around 2 GW.
We can consider that, in the history of Brazilian wind energy, the year 2019 is a turning point. We celebrate ten years of the first exclusive auction for the wind power source. Also in 2019, wind power took second place in the electricity matrix
Wind energy exceeds 17 GWs of installed capacity. The study “Socioeconomic and Environmental Impacts of Wind Energy Generation in Brazil” is published, carried out by the consultancy GO Associados, which quantified the already known positive impacts of wind energy
After having received large global offshore wind companies as associates, ABEEólica was renamed the “Brazilian Association of Wind Energy and New Technologies”, making official, in its brand, its performance for the development of offshore wind in Brazil, as well as the interest of its associates in new technologies.
Insert and sustain the production of wind energy as a source of the national energy matrix, promoting the competitiveness, consolidation and sustainability of the wind energy industry.
To be recognized as the association that legitimately, ethically and transparently represents the production chain of the wind industry.
Quality, ethics and respect for legislation;
Cooperation with all members of the production chain