Hydroelectric Plants in Brazil - Santa Catarina

Barra Grande
Location: SC
Operator: Energética Barra Grande SA
Configuration: 3 X 236 MW Francis
Operation: 2005-2006
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Engevix Engenharia, Camargo Correa
Quick facts: The Barra Grande Dam is 185m tall and 665m long. The site is on the Rio Pelotas 43km from its confluence with the Rio Canoas. Construction got underway on 27 Jun 2001 and the first unit commissioned on 1 Nov 2005. Energética Barra Grande SA is a consortium of Alcoa Aluminio (42.1752%), CPFL Geracao de Energia (25.0059%), Cia Brasileira de Aluminio (15%), Camargo Correa Cimentos (9%) and DME Energetica Ltda (8.8189%).

Photograph courtesy of Engevix Engehnaria
Posted 22 Jul 2009

Coronel Araujo
Location: SC
Operator: RTK Consultoria Ltda
Configuration: 2 X 2.77 MW Francis
Operation: 2007
T/G supplier: Hacker
EPC: Rischbieter Engenharia, Comax

Photograph courtesy of Comax Construtora de Obras
Posted 13 Jun 2007

Flor do Sertão
Location: SC
Operator: Maue SA Geradora
Configuration: 3 X 5.7 MW S-turbines
Operation: 2006
T/G supplier: Hacker
EPC: Bucagrans Construtora de Obras
Quick facts: This project was built by a consortium of coops including Coopercentral-Aurora, Cooperalfa,de Chapecó, Copérdia,de Concórdia; Coopercampos, Cooper A1 of Palmitos,  Cooperauriverde, and Ceraçás. The plant is on the Rio das Antas and cost about R$50mn.

Photograph courtesy of Hacker Industrial Ltda
Posted 17 Aug 2009

Foz do Chapeco
Location: SC
Operator: Foz do Chapeco Energia SA
Configuration: 4 X 217 MW Francis
Operation: 2010-2011
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: CNEC WorleyParsons, Camargo
Quick facts: In June 2001, a consortium formed by Vale (40%), Serra da Mesa Energia SA (40%) and CEEE (20%) was awarded the development concession for the 855-MW Foz do Chapeco hydroelectric plant on the Rio Uruguai. After some delays, the project received its environmental license in Dec 2002 at which time the development consortium consisted of CEEE, CPFL, and Vale. In 2006, the consortium was restructured and the Vale stake was transferred to Furnas. In 2007, the consortium was dissolved and reorganized as a special purpose company to meet the business requirements of BNDES. The new company assumed the concession in Aug 2007. Current ownership is CPFL (51%), Furnas (40%), and CEEE (9%). Photo is from Mar 2009. The first unit went into operation on 20 Oct 2010.

Photograph by Nadir Gabiatti and courtesy of CPFL
Re-posted 15 Apr 2012

Location: SC
Operator: Machadinho Energetica (MAESA)
Configuration: 3 X 380 MW Francis
Operation: 2002
T/G supplier: Voith Siemens, ABB
EPC: Coyne et Bellier, Camargo Correa
Quick facts: In 1966 and 1969, Canambra Engineering Consultants completed a series of hydrographic studies on the Rio Pelotas which runs along the orders of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul and in the 70's and 80's, Eletrosul followed-up with more work which culminated with the decision to build the plant. The initial design was ultimately deemed unacceptable and a new design was completed in the 1990s with a much smaller reservoir. In 1996, Eletrosul put the project out for project-sector development and a group of 11 companies, 7 private and 4 state-owned, joined to implement the scheme. The plant cost $618mn (excluding interest) and took five years to complete. The rockfill dam is 126m high and 700m long.

Photograph courtesy of Cia Brasileira de Aluminio
Posted 29 Jan 2004

Location: SC
Operator: Mafras Energia e Reflorestamento Ltda
Configuration: 1 X 3 MW Kaplan, 2 X 500 kW Francis
Operation: 1999-2008
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This SHP is in Ibirama on the Rio Itajaí do Norte.

Photograph courtesy of Mafras Energia e Reflorestamento Ltda
Posted 3 Oct 2012

Rio Fortuna
Location: SC
Operator: Geradora de Energia Rio Fortuna SA
Configuration: 2 X 3.4 MW S-turbine
Operation: 2012
T/G supplier: Hisa, WEG
EPC: Rischbieter Engenharia e Servico, Comax
Quick facts: This project is on Rio Braço do Norte in Bairro de Rio Otilia, Rio Fortuna. The operating company is part of Grupo Havan

Photograph by Thiago Matujacki Kos (Panoramio)
Posted 11 Jul 2012

Location: SC
Operator: Atlantic Energias Renováveis SA
Configuration: 2 X 4.8-MW Francis
Operation: 2014
T/G supplier: Mecamidi, WEG
EPC: Engepesa Construtora de Obras Ltda
Quick facts: This PCH is on the Rio Chapeco in Passos Maia. It was relesed for test operation on 22 Apr 2014. The plant cost R$ 62mn.

Photograph courtesy of Atlantic Energias Renováveis SA
Posted 12 Apr 2015

Santa Laura
Location: SC
Operator: Desenvix SA
Configuration: 2 X 7.5 MW Francis
Operation: 2007
T/G supplier: Hisa, WEG
EPC: Engevix Engenharia Ltda, Bucagrans Construtora de Obras, Comax Construtora de Obras
Quick facts: This PCH has a 27m RCC dam on the Rio Chapecozinho and is located between Ouro Verde and Faxinal dos Guedes, in the western part of the state. The operating company is part of Group Engevix.

Photograph courtesy of Bucagrans Construtora de Obras
Posted 1 Jan 2011

Victor Baptista Adami
Location: SC
Operator: Passos Maia Energetica S/A
Configuration: 2 X 12.5 MW Francis
Operation: 2012
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Engevix Engenharia, Seta Engenharia
Quick facts: Passos Maia Energética is a 50:50 JV of Desenvix SA and Adami SA Madeiras. The project is on the Rio Chapecó.

Photograph courtesy of Seta Engenharia
Posted 14 Jul 2012


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

Updated 12-Apr-2015