Hydro capacity accounted for 16.7% of total power plant installations globally in 2021, according to GlobalData, with total recorded hydro capacity of 1,357GW. This is expected to contribute 12.6% by the end of 2030 with capacity of installations aggregating up to 1,555GW. Of the total global hydro capacity, 8.08% is in Brazil. Listed below are the five largest active hydro power plants by capacity in Brazil, according to GlobalData’s power plants database. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of the global hydro power segment. Buy the latest hydro power plant profiles here.
1. Belo Monte
The Belo Monte is a 11,233.08MW hydro power project located in Para, Brazil. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 2016. The project was developed by Norte Energia. Belo Monte Participacoes; Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras; Centrais Eletricas do Norte do Brasil; Companhia Hidro Eletrica do Sao Francisco; Fundacao dos Economiarios Federais; Fundacao Petrobras de Seguridade Social; JMalucelli Energia; Light; Siderurgica Norte Brasil; Vale own the project. Buy the profile here.
The 8,370MW Tucurui hydro power project is located in Para, Brazil. UTC Engenharia has developed the project. It was commissioned in 1984. The project is owned by Centrais Eletricas do Norte do Brasil. Buy the profile here.
3. Itaipu- Brazil
The Itaipu- Brazil is a 7,000MW hydro project. Itaipu Binacional owns the project. It was commissioned in 1984. It is located in Parana, Brazil. Buy the profile here.
The Jirau hydro project with a capacity of 3,750MW came online in 2013. The project was developed by Energia Sustentavel do Brasil. Companhia Hidro Eletrica do Sao Francisco; Eletrosul Centrais Eletricas; Engie; Mitsui have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Rondonia, Brazil. Buy the profile here.
5. Santo Antonio
The Santo Antonio has been operating since 2012. The 3,568.30MW hydro project is located in Rondonia, Brazil. The project has been developed by Santo Antonio Energia. Cemig Geracao e Transmissao; Furnas Centrais Eletricas; Odebrecht Energia have the equity stakes in this project. Buy the profile here.
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