Engie Brasil Energia SA has announced the commissioning its 97.2 MW wind complex in Ceara State, Brazil.
The complex, named Complexo Eolico Santa Monica, is comprised of four wind farms located in the municipality of Trairi. Representing a total investment of BRL460 million (US$148.3 million), the project comprises 36 up and running wind turbines generating enough power to supply energy demands of 170,000 households.
The project is the second large-scale wind complex built by Engie in the state with a total installed capacity of 10,212 MW in the country of which 90% comes from renewable sources. The complex is also registered in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the UN, so it will generate credits for the avoidance of more than 200,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.
Engie is committed to responsible growth of its businesses (power, natural gas and energy services) in response to the central challenges of the energy transition towards a low-carbon economy: providing access to sustainably generated energy, combating climate change, reducing its effect and making responsible use of natural resources.