Brazil’s Ministry of Energy and Mines has confirmed that the Caetite and Piloes wind farms are priority projects.

The plants, each with a capacity of 28.8 MW, are located in Caetite, in the northeast of Bahia state and owned by local renewable energy developer Renova Energia.

Their future output was contracted at the government’s A-3 auction held in August 2011.

Under local regulation, wind, biomass, solar and nuclear power projects can be considered priority undertakings if identified as essential to the country’s economic development.

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