Relevant for the development of a sustainable society, wind energy has a competitive cost and low environmental impact during the development and operation of projects.
When the wind blows, the turbine’s blades spin, capturing energy which allow us to harness the power of the wind and turn it into electric energy. Several wind turbines grouped together and connected to a substation are known as wind farms. The energy output of a single wind turbine varies according to the size of the blades, and the range and the regime of wind speeds. Wind power does not release emissions and can be deployed in reduced areas.
Brazil is among the world leaders in wind energy generation and with highest load factor, especially in the Northeast region. According to the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), in 2015, 4%-5% of Brazil’s energy matrix was wind as well as 35% of the energy generation projects under construction.
Our three biggest wind complexes are located in the Northeast region: Delta 1 and Delta 2, in the State of Piauí, and Delta 3 in the State of Maranhão. With intense and constant wind regimes, the Northeast region combines high capacity load factors with potential scalability, having a potential of 2.0 GW of installed capacity. Omega has already invested over R$ 2.0 billion in the Delta complexes.