Brazil’s power sector watchdog Aneel has approved 290.6 MW of winning energy projects from an earlier auction this summer, it has been reported.

The projects include eight wind farms with 231.6 MW of combined capacity, including two small hydropower plants of 23 MW in total in Minas Gerais, one 8 MW biomass plant in Rio Grande do Sul and one 28 MW natural gas-fired plant in Bahia.

They were approved after the owners met requirements established by Aneel. Power supply should start on 1 January, 2018.

From the 29 winning projects in the August 21 auction, Aneel has approved a total of 21 schemes, or 530 MW of capacity.

The tender secured 669.5 MW of clean energy, or 58,004,224.8 MWh.