Brazil is home to one of the world’s fastest growing wind power industries and we are excited to have our Asa Branca wind farm play a valuable role in its advancement. Two years after breaking ground in Rio Grande do Norte, the Asa Branca complex was inaugurated in 2013 and will generate 160 MW, sufficient energy to supply approximately 300,000 homes. Construction successfully generated 600 direct jobs and had an exemplary safety record, with only 3 Lost Time Accidents over 1,600,000 hours. Asa Branca has 100 GE 1.6xle GE wind turbines and is connected to the national grid to a 138kV transmission line. The project has 20 years power purchase contracts secured at the 2010 renewable auction promoted by the Brazilian Government.
How we work with our neighbors in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil:
- Hosting Environment Week over 5 days for 100 local students, teachers, and seniors. The events were planned and facilitated by over 200 ContourGlobal employees and contractors.
- Developing the Winds of Asa Branca, a local community center with programs for youth in the areas of music, art, and sports. The center will also have adult programming and is being developed with Agires, a non-governmental organization.
- Rehabilitating a local school.