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After bid tender, Brazil awards 17 new power generation contracts to tackle water crisis

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In an extraordinary auction convened to grant emergency licenses for electricity generation from wind, solar, thermal and biomass sources, ANEEL selected 17 proposals with a combined installed capacity of 1,221 megawatts of power that can generate an average of 775.5 megawatts.

The contracts provide for the construction of 14 natural gas-fired thermal power plants, 2 solar farms and 1 biomass-fired thermal plant (wood waste) in 8 of Brazil's 27 states, including São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

The natural gas-fired plants, a less polluting and more economical source than . . .

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