Brazil‘s Ministry of Energy has given permission for local company Ventos de Granja Vargas to operate as an independent power producer (IPP).

The firm will build the Granja Vargas 1 wind farm, a 28 MW facility to be located on the state of Rio Grande do Sul and connected to the Osorio 2 substation via a 70-km transmission line.

Granja Vargas 1 is expected to be operational in early 2017, according to Seenews.

In Brazil, IPPs, which operate at their own risk, are allowed to sell their surplus electricity and distribute it to large consumers, paying concessionaires for the use of their transmission lines.

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