Hydroelectric Plants in Brazil - other states

Alto Sucuriu
Location: MS
Operator: Silea Participacoes Ltda
Configuration: 2 X 14.5-MW Kaplan
Operation: 2008
T/G supplier: Andritz
EPC: DM Construtora de Obras Ltda
Quick facts: This project was authorized by ANEEL in Dec 2002 and went into operation in Aug 2008. The site is on the Rio Sucuriú in the municipalities of Água Clara, Chapadão do Sul, and Costa Rica. The development company is Ônix Geração de Energia SA.

Photograph courtesy of Silea Participacoes Ltda
Posted 22 Dec 2012

Balbina
Location: AM
Operator: Eletronorte
Configuration: 5 X 50-MW Kaplan
Operation: 1989-1990
T/G supplier: Neyrpic, Mecanica de la Pena, GE

Photograph courtesy of Eletronorte
Posted 30 May 2002

Bonfante
Location: RJ
Operator: Brasil PCH SA
Configuration: 1 X 19 MW
Operation: 2008
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Engevix, Seta Engenharia
Quick facts: The Bonfante project was authorized by Aneel in 2001 and is located near Levy Gasparian on the Rio Paraibuna. The plant cost R$90.9mn. Brasil PCH is a special purpose company owned by Petrobras, Araguaia Centrais Elétricas SA, BSB Energética SA, Eletroriver SA and Jobelpa SA.

Photograph courtesy of Seta Engenharia
Posted 16 Aug 2009

Costa Rica
Location: MS
Operator: Costa Rica Energética
Configuration: 3 X 5.3- MW Kaplan
Operation: 1999
T/G supplier: Alstom, Toshiba
EPC: DM Construtora de Obras Ltda
Quick facts: This project in Mar 1999. The site is on the Rio Sucuriú in Costa Rica municipality. The development company is a JV of EDP company Energest (51%) and Silea (49%).

Photograph courtesy of Silea Participacoes Ltda
Posted 23 Dec 2012

Curemas
Location: PB
Operator: Cia Hidroeletrica do Sao Francisco
Configuration: 2 X 1.76-MW Francis
Operation: 1957-1959
T/G supplier: Voith, Westinghouse, Siemens
EPC: DNOCS
Quick facts: Curemas uses water stored by two dams on the Rio Pianco and a third on the Rio Aguiar linked by a canal. The powerhouse is below a 2,670m dam.

Photograph courtesy of Cia Hidroeletrica do Sao Francisco
Posted 6 May 2007

Humaitá
Location: PE
Operator: Grupo Farias - Vale Verde
Configuration: 1 MW
Operation: 1925
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This photo of a sugar factory small hydro was taken in 1940. The Pedroza mill is one of the oldest in the state still in full operation.

Photograph by Hart Preston (Life archive on Google)
Posted 7 Mar 2009

Luiz Gonzaga
Location: PI
Operator: Cia Hidroeletrica do Sao Francisco
Configuration: 6 X 247-MW Francis
Operation: 1988-1990
T/G supplier: Riva, Coemsa, Ansaldo, Voith, Siemens
EPC: Hidroservice, Mendes Junior
Quick facts: The dam and abutments measure 4,700m in length and reach 105m in height.

Photograph courtesy of Cia Hidroeletrica do Sao Francisco
Posted 6 May 2007

Mascarenhas
Location: ES
Operator: EDP Escelsa
Configuration: 3 X 43-MW Kaplan, 1 X 51 MW
Operation: 1974-2006
T/G supplier: AC, GE, GE Hydro Inepar
EPC: Leme Engenharia
Quick facts: Plant development was started by Cia Central Brasileira de Força Elétrica (later Eletrobrás). When the new power station went into operation at 123 MW, it fulfilled the state's electricity requirement for a time. In 2000, the plant was upgraded to its present capacity by GE Hydro Inepar, and a 51-MW fourth unit was added later. The plant is connected to the grid at 230kV.

Photograph courtesy of EDP Energias do Brasil
Re-posted 24 Apr 2013

Monte Serrat
Location: RJ
Operator: Brasil PCH SA
Configuration: 2 X 12.- MW Kaplan
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Engevix, Seta Engenharia
Quick facts: This plan is sited between the municipalities of Simão Pereira, MG, and Comendador Levy Gasparian, RJ. BNDES financed R$80.9mn for the project, or 74% of the total investment, R$109.7mn.

Photograph by Seta Engenharia
Posted 16 Aug 2009

Paraiso
Location: MS
Operator: Enersul
Configuration: 3 X 10.8-MW Francis
Operation: 2003
T/G supplier: Voith Siemens

Photograph courtesy of Voith Siemens Hydro
Posted 23 Sep 2003

Ponte Alta
Location: RS
Operator: Brookfield Energia Renovavel
Configuration: 2 X 6.71-MW Francis
Operation: 2007
T/G supplier: Hacker

Photograph courtesy of Hacker Industrial Ltda
Posted 30 Aug 2009

Santa Fe
Location: RJ
Operator: Brasil PCH SA
Configuration: 2 X 15 MW
Operation: 2008
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Koblitz
Quick facts: The Santa Fe project was authorized by Aneel in 2002 and is located near Levy Gasparian on the Rio Paraibuna. The plant cost R$141.3mn and went commercial on 9 May 2008.

Photograph by Sichan (Panoramio)
Posted 16 Aug 2009

Santo Antônio
Location: RO
Operator: Santo Antônio Energia
Configuration: 44 X 72-MW bulb
Operation: 2012-2015
T/G supplier: Alstom, Bardella, Andritz
EPC: Odebrecht, Andrade Gutierrez
Quick facts: In Feb 2006, ANEEL published technical feasibility studies and economic and environmental impact studies for UHE Jirau and UHE Santo Antônio on the Rio Madeira near Porto Velho, RO. These are unique installations with dozens of very large bulb turbines. In Dec 2007, the Madeira Energia consortium of Furnas and Odebrecht won the concession for Santo Antônio. The bid was R$78.87/kWh as compared to R$122/kWh, the maxium bid set by ANEEL. In Sep 2008, Alstom Hydro won a contract worth approximately €500mn from Madeira Energia for 19 turbines and 22 generators. In Dece 2008, Andritz won a €250mn award for 12 T/G sets and 24 governors. The plant has 15 gates forming the main spillway. The first eight units went online in 2012.

Photograph courtesy of miniplanpac (Flickr)
Posted 11 Dec 2011

Santa Fe
Location: RJ
Operator: Brasil PCH SA
Configuration: 2 X 15 MW
Operation: 2008
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Koblitz
Quick facts: The Santa Fe project was authorized by Aneel in 2002 and is located near Levy Gasparian on the Rio Paraibuna. The plant cost R$141.3mn and went commercial on 9 May 2008.

Photograph by Sichan (Panoramio)
Posted 16 Aug 2009

São Simão
Location: ES
Operator: Brasil PCH SA
Configuration: 2 X 13.5-MW Francis
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: Alstom
Quick facts: This R$ 104.4mn project is on the Rio Itapemirim near Alegre. It went commercial on 17 Feb 2009.

Photograph courtesy of Petrobras
Posted 28 Dec 2011

Abbreviations

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

Updated 24-Apr-2013

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