Hydroelectric Plants in Brazil - Minas Gerais
Aimorés
Location: MG
Operator: Cemig
Configuration: 3 X 112 MW Kaplan
Operation: 2003-2004
T/G supplier: Voith, Siemens
Quick facts: Aimorés is on the Rio Doce River and is a joint venture of Cemig and Vale. Voith supplied the turbines with governors, mechanical auxiliaries, steel structures, and lifting equipment. The first set started operation in Dec 2003 and the other two units begun operation in May 2004.

Photograph courtesy of Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment
Posted 17 Aug 2008

Cachoeirão
Location: MG
Operator: Hidrelétrica Cachoeirão
Configuration: 3 X 12.5 MW Francis
Operation: 2008
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Orteng Equipamentos e Sistemas, Construtora Quebec
Quick facts: In Jan 2007, Cemig Geração e Transmissão and Santa Maria Energética SA formed Hidrelétrica Cachoeirão to invest R$100mn in this small hydro on the Rio Manhuaçu. This is the first completed project under the Minas Gerais small hydro plant program instituted in Nov 2004 . It is connected to the grid at 69kV. The reservoir began to fill in Oct 2008 and the plant was commissioned about 2mos past schedule.

Photograph courtesy of Construtora Quebec Ltda
Posted 10 Dec 2008

Candonga
Location: MG
Operator: Vale
Configuration: 3 X 47 MW Francis
Operation: 2004
T/G supplier: VA TECH
EPC: Geoprojetos Engenharia, OAS Construtora
Quick facts: In May 2001, VA TECH Hydro got its first turnkey award for this power station from owners CVRD and EPP (Energia Eléctrica, Promocao e Participacoes Ltda). The total project cost was about €80mn. VA TECH ENERG supplied hydro mechanical equipment, mechanical auxiliaries, electrical auxiliaries and a 30km, 138kV transmission line to Cemig’s Ponte Nova substation.

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

Capim Branco-I
Location: MG
Operator: Consórcio Capim Branco Energia
Configuration: 3 X 80  MW Francis
Operation: 2006
T/G supplier: Voith Siemens
EPC: Norberto Odebrecht, Andrade Gutierrez, Queiroz Galvão, Leme Engenharia, Engevix, Intertechne
Quick facts: The two-plant complex of Capim Branco I and II on the Rio Araguari cost $466.5mn. CCBE is owned by Cemig (21%), Cia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD) (49%), Suzano Papel e Celulose (18%), and Votorantim Metais (13%). Construction work for Capim Branco I began in September 2003. This plant opertes with a 58m head. As part of the project, the Pau Furado State Park was created in the Capim Branco-I plant area, the first such state park in the Triângulo Mineiro.

Photograph courtesy of Consórcio Capim Branco Energia
Posted 13 Jan 2007

Capim Branco-II
Location: MG
Operator: Consórcio Capim Branco Energia
Configuration: 3 X 70  MW Kaplan
Operation: 2007
T/G supplier: VA TECH
EPC: Norberto Odebrecht, Andrade Gutierrez, Queiroz Galvão, Leme Engenharia, Engevix, Intertechne
Quick facts: Construction work for Capim Branco-II began in March 2004. This plant operates with a 46m head.

Photograph courtesy of Consórcio Capim Branco Energia
Posted 13 Jan 2007

Carangola
Location: MG
Operator: Brasil PCH SA
Configuration: 2 X 7.5 MW
Operation: 2008
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Enercamp
Quick facts: This plant on the Rio Carangola was first licensed in 1999.

Photograph by Marcelus Domingues S (Panoramio)
Posted 15 Apr 2009

Cocais Grande
Location: MG
Operator: Emp de Investimento em Energias Renovaveis SA (Ersa)
Configuration: 2 X 5 MW Pelton
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: WEG
EPC: Seta Engenharia
Quick facts: The Cocais Grande project is near Antônio Dias

Photograph courtesy of Seta Engenharia
Posted 16 Aug 2009

Emborcação
Location: MG
Operator: Cemig
Configuration: 4 X 298 MW Francis
Operation: 1982-1983
T/G supplier: Voith, Bardella, BSI Industrias Mecanicas, Siemens
EPC: Leme Engenharia
Quick facts: Also known as Theodomiro Sampaio.

Photograph courtesy of Cemig
Posted 14 Jun 2005

Funil Grande
Location: MG
Operator: Cemig
Configuration: 3 X 60 MW
Operation: 2002
T/G supplier: IMPSA
EPC: Mendes Junior, Servix Engenharia, SPEC
Quick facts: Mining company CVRD is a 51% owner of the plant with Cemig owning the balance.

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

Funil Guanhães
Location: MG
Operator: Brasil PCH SA
Configuration: 2 X 11.6 MW Francis
Operation: 2008
T/G supplier: Voith Siemens
EPC: Sete Soluções e Tecnologia Ambiental, Consórcio Galvão, Enercamp
Quick facts: This R$9,9mn project is near Dores do Guanhães. It went commercila on 4 Mar 2008 and connects to the local 69kV grid.

Photograph courtesy of Petrobras
Posted 28 Dec 2011

Furnas
Location: MG
Operator: Furnas
Configuration: 8 X 155 MW
Operation: 1963-1974
T/G supplier: Nohab, Siemens, CGE
EPC: IECO (Morrison-Knudsen), Internacional Engenharia, Wimpey, CC Nacional, Mendes Junior

Photograph courtesy of Furnas
Posted 15 Feb 2003

Irapé
Location: MG
Operator: Cemig
Configuration: 3 X 120 MW Francis
Operation: 2006
T/G supplier: Voith, Siemens
EPC: Intertechne Consultores, Leme Engenharia, Andrade Gutierrez, Oderbrecht, Hochtief, Voith, Bardella
Quick facts: This 208m rockfill, clay-core dam was the tallest in Brazil at completion. Other project construction included two 14m diversion tunnels, the lower one is 1,227m long and has an underground control structure, while the upper shaft is 1,067m long and uncontrolled. There are three 634m spillway tunnels, each 12m in diameter. The plant cost about R$ 1bn and took about 4yrs to build. It is named after President Juscelino Kubitschek. The site is on the Rio Jequitinhonha between the municipalities of Grão Mogol and Berilo. Construction started in Apr 2002 and the last unit commissioned in Oct 2006.

Photograph by WRFantiniJr (Panoramio)
Posted 5 Jul 2009

Itumbiara
Location: MG/GO
Operator: Furnas
Configuration: 8 X 354 MW
Operation: 1981
T/G supplier: Voith, Bardella, BSI, GEBSA, CGE
EPC: IESA, Hidroservice, Mendes Junior

Photograph courtesy of Furnas
Posted 23 Mar 2003

Jaguara
Location: MG
Operator: Cemig
Configuration: 4 X 118 MW Francis
Operation: 1971
T/G supplier: MHI, Siemens
Quick facts: The original design allowed for installation of two more units.

Photograph courtesy of Cemig
Posted 14 Jun 2005

Marimbondo
Location: MG
Operator: Furnas
Configuration: 8 X 180 MW
Operation: 1975-1977
T/G supplier: Voith, Neyrpic, MEP, ASEA
EPC: Promon, Ch T Main, Mendes Junior

Photograph courtesy of Furnas
Posted 13 Sep 2003

Miranda
Location: MG
Operator: Cemig
Configuration: 3 X 136 MW Francis
Operation: 1997-1998
T/G supplier: Kharkov, Impsa
EPC: Queiroz Galvao
Quick facts: This plant is on the Rio Araguari.

Photograph courtesy of Cemig
Posted 14 Jun 2005

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 09-Mar-2013

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