Hydroelectric Plants in Brazil - Minas Gerais N-V
 

Neblina
Location: MG
Operator: Cia Forca e Luz Cataguazes Leopoldina
Configuration: 1 X 670 kW, 1 X 1 MW, 1 X 5 MW
Operation: 1994
T/G supplier: MEP

Photograph courtesy of Cia Forca e Luz Cataguazes Leopoldina
Posted 25 Oct 2001

Nova Ponte
Location: MG
Operator: Cemig
Configuration: 3 X 170 MW Francis
Operation: 1994-1995
T/G supplier: Coemsa, Siemens
EPC: Leme Engenharia

Photograph courtesy of Cemig
Posted 15 Jun 2005

Peixoto (Mascarenhas de Moraes)
Location: MG
Operator: Furnas
Configuration: 2 X 40 MW, 6 X 49 MW, 2 X 52 MW
Operation: 1957-1974
T/G supplier: DePretto Escher Wyss, SMS, WHC, CGE, Willamette, Kvaerner, BBC

Photograph courtesy of Furnas
Posted 22 Mar 2003

Pai Joaquim Minor
Location: MG
Operator: Cemig
Configuration: 1 X 23 MW Kaplan
Operation: 2004
T/G supplier: Impsa

Photograph courtesy of Cemig
Posted 17 Apr 2005

Porto Colombia
Location: MG
Operator: Furnas
Configuration: 4 X 80 MW
Operation: 1973-1974
T/G supplier: Nohab, ASEA
EPC: International Engineering, Construtores Reunidos
Quick facts: Porto Colombia is on the Rio Grande River. It cost about $63mn (without IDC) and was financially supported by the World Bank. The plant is grid-connected at 345- and 138kV.

Photograph courtesy of Furnas
Posted 19 Aug 2007

Porto Estrela
Location: MG
Operator: Cemig
Configuration: 2 X 56 MW
Operation: 2001-2002
T/G supplier: Voith, Siemens
EPC: SPEC, Estacon
Quick facts: This plant is owned in equal shares by Cemig, CVRD and Coteminas.

Photograph courtesy of Cia Vale do Rio Doce
Posted 10 Aug 2005

Queimado
Location: MG
Operator: Cemig
Configuration: 3 X 35.8 MW
Operation: 2003
T/G supplier: Alstom

Photograph courtesy of SPEC
Posted 8 Jan 2004

Retiro Baixo
Location: MG
Operator: Eletrobras Furnas
Configuration: 2 X 41 MW Kaplan
Operation: 2010
T/G supplier: Andritz
EPC: Enerconsult Engenharia
Quick facts: In Oct 2006, Retiro Baixo Energetica SA received a state construction permit from Minas Gerias for this project on the Rio Paraiopeba between the towns of Felixlândia and Pompéu. The project went online in Mar 2010. Joint owners are Furnas (49%), Arcadis Logos Energia (25.5%), and Orteng Equipamentos e Sistemas Ltda (25.5%). The plant connects at 138kV to the Curvelo-II Substation.

Photograph courtesy of Eletrobras Furnas
Posted 9 Mar 2013

São Simão
Location: MG/GO
Operator: Cemig
Configuration: 6 X 273 MW Francis
Operation: 1978-1979
T/G supplier: Neyrpic, Mecanica de la Pena, BBC
Quick facts: The original design allowed for installation of four more units, but these are not planned for service in the foreseeable future.

Photograph courtesy of Cemig
Posted 15 Jun 2005

Simplico
Location: MG
Operator: Eletrobras Furnas
Configuration: 3 X 104 MW Francis
Operation: 2013
T/G supplier: IMPSA
EPC: Engevix Engenharia, Odebrecht, Guiterrez
Quick facts: Simplico is the last plant in a cascade of five reservoirs on the Rio Paraíba do Sul on the border of RJ and MG. It was originally a LIGHT project. Construction began in Jan 2007 and the plant came online about 1yr past schedule.

Photograph courtesy of Eletrobras Furnas
Posted 9 Mar 2013

Três Marias
Location: MG
Operator: Cemig
Configuration: 6 X 65 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1962-1969
T/G supplier: Voith, Siemens
Quick facts: Also known as Bernardo Mascarenhas.

Photograph courtesy of Cemig
Posted 15 Jun 2005

   
  Volta Grande
Location: MG
Operator: Cemig
Configuration: 4 X 104 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1974
T/G supplier: CGE, Siemens
EPC: Leme Engenharia

Photograph courtesy of Cemig
Posted 15 Jun 2005

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Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 06-Apr-2014

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