“Wind Energy In Brazil Advances As Bidders Gear Up For First Auction”
In an article in the May 2009 edition of Renewable Energy Report, Booz & Company Partner Arthur Ramos (South America) predicted that Brazil ‘s energy mix—which already comprises 46 percent of the nation’s renewable sources, including hydropower—will evolve differently than those in developed countries “because the country was the first to focus on renewable sources.” In taking a bullish view of Brazil’s wind power market, Ramos encouraged the government and private companies to combine different energy sources, such as wind, solar and geothermal energy. “Among the renewable sources, wind farms are expected to increase in scale the most in Brazil,” Ramos said. The Brazilian wind industry, which like many clean energy sectors has been affected by uncertainty about the country’s support for renewables, is picking up speed as it prepares for a national government auction on November 25.