Through the Terra Santa and Maral wind farms, Eren contributes both to building a low-carbon environment in Brazil and to enhancing socio-economic development in the area.
About 1,650 workers were hired on-site during construction works and 30 permanent jobs will be created during the operation and maintenance phase.
Rio Grande do Norte has 4 gigawatts of installed wind power capacity, according to information from the Brazilian Wind Energy Association (ABEEólica). The value represents 27% of all the country’s production, which places wind farms in the national leadership of the segment.
In Brazil, the technical-scientific and informational knowledge records abundance of winds of high commercial viability and its use has usually occurred in spaces socially characterized by poverty. In the state of Rio Grande do Norte, the Mato Grande territory concentrates 3758 MW of installed capacity in 114 wind farms. In opposition to this economic and technological development, 5191 families settled in 73 rural settlements live in poverty, living with restrictions on land use and exploitation caused by water stress and without enjoying the benefits of energy activity.