Hydroelectric Plants in Brazil - Sao Paulo

Agua Vermelha
Location: SP
Operator: AES Tiete SA
Configuration: 6 X 230 MW Francis
Operation: 1978-1979
T/G supplier: Neyrpic, Alsthom-Jeumont
QUick facts: In Sep 2012, Voith secured a $103mn contract to verhaul Agua Vermelha's generators and turbines, as well as the associated electromechanical systems. The plant is on the Rio Grande near Iturama.

Photograph courtesy of Voith
Re-posted 9 Mar 2013

Alecrim
Location: SP
Operator: Cia Brasileira de Aluminio (CBA)
Configuration: 3 X 24 MW Francis
Operation: 1974
T/G supplier: Escher Wyss, BBC

Photograph courtesy of Cia Brasileira de Aluminio
Posted 23 May 2004

Anhanguera
Location: SP
Operator: Central Eletrica Anhanguera SA
Configuration: 3 X 8 MW Kaplan
Operation: 2010
T/G supplier: Voith, Ideal
Quick facts: The Anhanguera plant it on the Rio Sapucaí-Mirim system in Sao Joaquim da Barra and Guará counties. Soc de Energia Bandeirantes formed Celan to build three small hydro plants. In Mar 2009, Volkswagen do Brasil joined the Celan development consortium along with Pleuston Servicos Ltda.

Photograph courtesy of Central Eletrica Anhanguera SA
Posted 23 Oct 2010

Barra Bonita
Location: SP
Operator: AES Tiete SA
Configuration: 4 X 35 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1963-1964
T/G supplier: Escher Wyss, BBC

Photograph courtesy of AES Tiete SA
Posted 22 Oct 2003

Canoas-1
Location: SP
Operator: Cia Brasileira de Aluminio (CBA)
Configuration: 3 X 27.5 MW bulb
Operation: 1999
T/G supplier: Sulzer Escher Wyss, Mecanica Pesada, COENSA, Siemens

Photograph courtesy of Cia Brasileira de Aluminio
Posted 23 May 2004

Canoas-2
Location: SP
Operator: Cia Brasileira de Aluminio (CBA)
Configuration: 3 X 24 MW bulb
Operation: 1999
T/G supplier: Sulzer Escher Wyss, Mecanica Pesada, COENSA, ABB

Photograph courtesy of Cia Brasileira de Aluminio
Posted 23 May 2004

Emas
Location: SP
Operator: Elektro Eletricidade e Servicos SA
Configuration: 1 X 3.3 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1942
T/G supplier: Oerlikon
Quick facts: Out of service since 1982 due to turbine problems.

Photograph courtesy of Elektro Eletricidade e Servicos SA
Posted 1 Dec 2005

Franca
Location: SP
Operator: Cia Brasileira de Aluminio (CBA)
Configuration: 2 X 14.8 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1957
T/G supplier: Escher Wyss, BBC

Photograph courtesy of Cia Brasileira de Aluminio
Posted 31 Jan 2004

Gavião Peixoto Rebuild
Location: SP
Operator: CPFL
Configuration: 2 X 2 MW Francis
Operation: 2007
T/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of CPRL
Posted 15 Apr 2012

Henry Borden
Location: SP
Operator:  Empresa Metropolitana de Aguas e Energia SA
Configuration: 1 X 43 MW, 1 X 33 MW, 3 X 55 MW, 2 X 76 MW, 6 X 75 MW Pelton
Operation: 1926-1960
T/G supplier: Charmilles, Voith, AC, GE, DEW, CGE
Quick facts: The Henry Borden complex is at the foot of the Serra do Mar, in Cubatão. There are two high-head 720m power plants known as Externa and Subterrânea. Since Oct 1992, power output from the Borden complex has been reduced by about three quarters by restrictions on the use of the plant for pumping only from Rio Pinheiros into the Billings Reservoir for flood management purposes. The Externa plant generators started to come online in 1926 and are powered by two Pelton turbines at the base of 1.5km penstocks. The Subterrânea machines came online in 1960 and are in an underground powerhouse 120m long, 21m wide and 39m in height. Each generator is driven by a 4-jet Pelton Turbine. The Henry Borden complex has a private funicular.

Photograph by André Bonacin (Panoramio)
Posted 11 Jul 2009

Ibitinga
Location: SP
Operator: AES Tiete SA
Configuration: 3 X 44 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1969
T/G supplier: CKD, CGE

Photograph courtesy of AES Tiete SA
Posted 22 Oct 2003

Igarapava
Location: SP
Operator: Cemig
Configuration: 5 X 44 MW bulb
Operation: 1999-1999
T/G supplier: Voest, ABB
EPC: Odebrecht
Quick facts: Igarapava was built by a consortium of five companies including Cemig, steelmaker CSN, and mining companies CVRD, Cia Mineira de Metais, and Mineração Morro Velho at a cost of about $240mn. For CSN, the plant provides electricity sufficient for the Casa de Pedra iron ore mine as well as limestone and dolomite production at the Arcos mine.

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

Ilha Solteira
Location: SP
Operator: CESP
Configuration: 11 X 170 MW, 5 X 174 MW, 4 X 176 MW Francis
Operation: 1973-1978
T/G supplier: Hitachi, Voith, Escher Wyss, SFAG, Riva, Tosi, Neyrpic, Mitsubishi Electric, Toshiba, ASGEN, Alsthom, Coemsa, BBC
EPC: Themag, Camargo Correa, Tenenge
Quick facts: Ilha Solteira may have the largest number of main electromechanical equipment suppliers and licensees of any hydroelectric plant in the world. The site is on the Rio Parana about 640km from Sao Paulo. The concrete portion of the dam extends 975m.

Photograph courtesy of CESP
Posted 23 Oct 2010

Limoeiro
Location: SP
Operator: AES Tiete SA
Configuration: 2 X 16 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1958-1966
T/G supplier: Neyrpic, Alsthom

Photograph courtesy of AES Tiete SA
Posted 22 Oct 2003

Lobo
Location: SP
Operator: Elektro Eletricidade e Servicos SA
Configuration: 1 X 1.6 MW Francis
Operation: 1935
T/G supplier: Voith, Westinghouse

Photograph courtesy of Elektro Eletricidade e Servicos SA
Posted 1 Dec 2005

Mogi-Guacu
Location: SP
Operator: AES Tiete SA
Configuration: 2 X 3.6 MW S-Turbine
Operation: 1995
T/G supplier: SADE-VIGESA

Photograph courtesy of AES Tiete SA
Posted 22 Oct 2003

Promissao
Location: SP
Operator: AES Tiete SA
Configuration: 3 X 88 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1975
T/G supplier: CKD, Skoda, CGE

Photograph courtesy of AES Tiete SA
Posted 22 Oct 2003

Piraju
Location: SP
Operator: Cia Brasileira de Aluminio (CBA)
Configuration: 2 X 40 MW Kaplan
Operation: 2002
T/G supplier: Alstom

Photograph courtesy of Cia Brasileira de Aluminio
Posted 31 Jan 2004

Salto do Iporanga
Location: SP
Operator: Cia Brasileira de Aluminio (CBA)
Configuration: 1 X 36.9 MW Francis
Operation: 1989
T/G supplier: Voith, BBC
Quick facts: Iporanga is in Juquiá 200km from of Sao Paulo. The dam is 77m tall and 230m long. Construction started in 1985. This is the only hydro plant on the Rio Assungui, which flows into Rio Juquiá-Guaçu downstream from Serraria, the location of the last of a series of six power plants constructed by CBA on this river. Iporanga’s average generation is 235 GWh.

Photograph courtesy of Cia Brasileira de Aluminio
Posted 31 Jan 2004

Eng Sérgio Motta (Porto Primavera)
Location: SP
Operator: CESP
Configuration: 14 X 110 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1999-2003
T/G supplier: Neyrpic, Alstom, Sade Vigesa, Jeumont, ABB
EPC: Themag, Camargo Correa, Techint
Quick facts: Porto Primavera is on the Rio Paraná River, 28km upstream from its confluence with the Rio Paranapanema. This dam is the longest in Brazil at 10,186m. Units 1-3 went online in Mar 1999 and Unit-14 went commercial in Oct 2003. The original design allowed for installation of four more units, but these are not planned for service in the foreseeable future. The plant is named for Sergio Roberto Vieira da Motta, an industrial engineer born in Sao Paulo and was active in vrious consultancies until he joined Hidrobrasileira S/A in 1973, where he worked most of the time until the company was sold in 1994. From 1984 to 1987, Sergio Motta was a VP at Eletropaulo and then moved into politics and government, serving as Minister for Communications from 1995 until his death in 1998.

Photograph courtesy of CESP
Posted 20 Jun 2009

Eng Souza Dias (Jupia)
Location: SP
Operator: CESP
Configuration: 14 X 101 MW, 2 X 5 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1969-1974
T/G supplier: Ansaldo, Riva Hydroart, Escher Wyss, Asgen, Marelli, CGE, Tusa, Coemsa
EPC: Themag, Camargo Correa, Tenenge
Quick facts: The Engenheiro Souza Dias plant is on the Rio Paraná near the cities of Andradina and Castilho (SP) and Tres Lagoas (MS). The 5,495m dam forms a 330 km2 reservoir. The dam incorporates a lock allowing for river transport on the Rio Paraná and the Rio Tiete.

Photograph courtesy of CESP Parana
Posted 8 Mar 2003

Três Irmãos
Location: SP
Operator: CESP
Configuration: 5 X 161.5 MW Francis
Operation: 1993-1999
T/G supplier: Neyrpic, Alstom, Voith, BBC, Siemens, Weg, ABB, Asea, Cegelec, Arreva
EPC: Themag, Camargo Correa, Techint
Quick facts: This is the largest hydroelectric plant on the Rio Tiete River and is 28km from its confluence with the Rio Paraná. The first generating unit went into operation in Nov 1993 and the fifth in Jan 1999. The dam is 3,640m long and has two navigation locks. The 9.6km Canal Pereira Barreto connects the reservoirs for Ilha Solteira and Tres Irmaos allowing for integrated operation of the two hydro plants as well as navigation between the northern and southern legs of the Tiete-Paraná system.

Photograph courtesy of CESP
Posted 20 Jun 2009

Serraria
Location: SP
Operator: Cia Brasileira de Aluminio (CBA)
Configuration: 1 X 24 MW Francis
Operation: 1978
T/G supplier: Voith, BBC

Photograph courtesy of Cia Brasileira de Aluminio
Posted 23 May 2004

Abbreviations

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

Updated 10-Mar-2013

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