Copel (Companhia Paranaense de Energia), the power utility owned byl Brazil’s Parana state, is to acquire a 49 per cent share of a wind project currently under construction in the state of Rio Grande do Norte.

VoltaliaEnergia do Brasil, a subsidiary of France’s Voltalia, is developing the project, according to Seenews.

The Sao Miguel do Gostoso complex comprises four wind farms.

According to Copel, it won 20-year power purchase agreements at an energy auction three years ago, and is expected to begin supplying the power in April next year.

Twelve months ago, Spain’s Acciona (BME:ANA) was awarded the contract to supply the wind turbines for the 120 MW Sao Miguel do Gostoso project.

The deal is subject to approval from Copel’s Board of Directors and the regulatory authorities.

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