Voltalia has started the construction of 99.4-megawatt wind project at its new Canudos cluster, which has a 1 gigawatt potential.
The Canudos 1 project is a wind farm of 99.4 megawatts, increasing from the 90 megawatts announced in December 2019. The long-term power sale agreement, for a duration of 20 years, was signed with Brazilian utilities Cemig.
“After developing Serra Branca, the world’s largest wind-and-solar cluster in the state of Rio Grande Do Norte, I am pleased to announce the opening of our Canudos cluster in the state of Bahia. We are replicating the key success factors of Serra Branca : excellent wind regime, grid connexion ownership and scalability.”Sébastien Clerc, CEO of Voltalia.
Voltalia chose the G132 – 3,55MW model for the 28 turbines which will equip the plant. Construction of the substation has already started, and the wind farm itself is expected to be fully commissioned in the first half of 2022.