Hydroelectric Plants in Brazil - Parana 

Bento Munhoz (Foz do Areira)
Location: PR
Operator: Copel
Configuration: 4 X 419 MW Francis
Operation: 1980
T/G supplier: Hitachi, Hydroart, BBC 

Photograph courtesy of Cia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL)
Posted 19 May 2004

Dona Francisca
Location: PR
Operator: Dona Francisca Energetica SA
Configuration: 2 X 62.5 MW Francis
Operation: 2001
T/G supplier: GEHI
EPC: Engevix, Ivai, Torno
Quick facts: Early in 1997, a utility/industrial consortium offered the sole bid to take over development of UHE Dona Francisca at Nova Palma on the Rio Jacui. It consisted of Copel with a 25% stake along with Alcoa Alumunio (18.17%), Camargo Correa (15.67%), Celesc (15%), Cia Cimento Portland Gaucho (13.15%), and Santa Felicidade Comercio (13%). In Dec 2000, the IDB approved a $41mn loan for the $118mn project. The plant has an RCC dam.

Photograph by robertonunesxyz (Panoramio)
Posted 11 Jul 2009

Salto Caxias
Location: PR
Operator: Copel
Configuration: 4 X 310 MW Francis
Operation: 1999
T/G supplier: Kvaerner, Ansaldo Comensa
EPC: Intertechne Consultores Associados (IAC)

Photograph courtesy of Cia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL)
Posted 11 Mar 2004

 

 

Salto Natal
Location: PR
Operator: Brascan Energia SA
Configuration: 2 X 7.5 MW Francis
Operation: 2003
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Construtora Triunfo
Quick facts: Salto Natal is on the Rio Mourão about 6km from Campo Mourão. Construction began in 2001 and the 26m tall, 330m long rockfill, clay-core dam was completed in Nov 2003. The project cost about $10mn and development was supported by an extensive community outreach program and detailed socioenvironmtental studies.

Photograph courtesy of Construtora Triunfo
Posted 11 Jul 2009

 

Segredo
Location: PR
Operator: Copel
Configuration: 4 X 320 MW Francis
Operation: 1993-1995
T/G supplier: Voith Siemens, GE Hydro Inepar
EPC: DM Construtora de Obras Ltda

Photograph courtesy of Cia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL)
Posted 19 May 2004

 

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Abbreviations

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

Updated 07/11/09

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