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January 7, 2022

14 de Julho, Brazil

By Carmen

14 de Julho is a 100MW hydro power project. It is located on Das Antas river/basin in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2004 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2008.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 100 100 Active Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Companhia Energetica Rio das Antas

Description

The project was developed by Companhia Energetica Rio das Antas. CPFL Energia, Companhia Estadual de Geracao e Transmissao de Energia Eletrica and Statkraft Energias Renovaveis are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 65%, 30% and 5% respectively.

14 de Julho is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 55.18 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project are 33.5m and 31.7m respectively. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 2 in number. The penstock length is 220m. The project generated 376,350 MWh of electricity. The project cost is $281.128m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2004 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2008.

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Contractors Involved

ALSTOM Hydro Energia Brasil was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of kaplan turbines, each with 51.8MW nameplate capacity.

ALSTOM Hydro Energia Brasil supplied electric generator(s) for the project. The generator capacity is 55.69 MVA.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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