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GE has received commitments to supply wind turbines for wind farms to be developed in Brazil that will add more than 400MW of power to the country’s clean energy capacity.

In December of 2009, the Brazilian government held its first technology specific energy auction, focusing on wind power. A total of just over 1.8GW of wind generation is planned for award to various developers and utilities. DESA (Dobreve Energia, S.A.) was successful in the auction with 144MW to be built in the state of Rio Grande do Norte and Renova, Renova Energia, S.A. was successful with 270MW to be built in the state of Bahia. Both DESA and Renova have selected GE’s 1.5MW class wind turbines for use at the projects. All of the projects are expected to be in commercial operation by July of 2012.
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