Brazil’s offshore wind power regulation in final stages

Brazil’s government intends to complete the process to consolidate contributions to the country’s first offshore wind energy regulation by late January, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) reported.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The rules are likely to be published through a federal decree to be regulated by electric power watchdog ANEEL.

However, a local lawyer said there is a risk that the decree is judicialized due to certain legal weaknesses, forcing a congressional analysis.

Local authorities and companies originally expected the regulatory framework to be published by the end of last year.

According to studies by federal energy research company EPE, Brazil has offshore wind potential of 697GW in waters up to a depth of 50m, of which 276GW are in depths of up to 20m and 421GW . . .

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