According to data released by the Chamber of Electric Energy Trading (CCEE), on Thursday (9), electricity generation in Brazil fell 4.2% in June compared to the same period in 2019. The result would be a consequence of the drop in consumption, caused by the impacts of measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
Wind power plants showed the largest drop, of 7%. Then came the hydroelectric plants, which had a 4.6% reduction in the volumes generated, and the thermoelectric plants, which produced 2.7% less energy than in the same month last year.
Only solar photovoltaic farms generated more in 2020. The increase of 34.8% was a reflection of the entry of new plants into the system over the last year, which increased the generation from 508 average MW to 684 average MW.