Wind developers in Brazil bagged deals to develop a total of 1.5 gigawatts of capacity at a recent government auction for an average price of $46.21 per megawatt-hour, or about 26% more than the agreed upon price in the last auction. "This result is marvelous, as we usually add 2 gigawatts per year in wind power and we got almost that in one single auction," said Elbia Melo, president of industry group Associacao Brasileira de Energia Eolica. The auction's results indicate that "wind energy has an increasingly part in Brazil's power supply," Melo said.

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