Baixo Iguacu is a 350MW hydro power project. It is located on Iguacu river/basin in Parana, Brazil. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2013 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2019.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 350 350 Active Parana, Brazil Copel Geracao e Transmissao; Elektro Holding; Neoenergia


The project was developed by Copel Geracao e Transmissao, Elektro Holding and Neoenergia. Geracao Ceu Azul and Copel Geracao e Transmissao are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 70% and 30% respectively.

Baixo Iguacu is a reservoir based project. The gross head of the project is 16m. The project cost is $219.504m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2013 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2019.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Vale under a power purchase agreement with a contracted capacity is 183MW.

Contractors Involved

GE Renewable Energy and Novonor were selected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of kaplan turbines, each with 116.7MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied electric generator(s) for the project. The generator capacity is 129.7 MVA.

About Copel Geracao e Transmissao

Copel Geracao e Transmissao SA (Copel GeT), a subsidiary of Companhia Paranaense de Energia SA carries out generation and transmission of electricity. It operates hydroelectric, thermo electric and wind plants to produce electricity. The company offers maintenance and operation services for electrical installations; and also provides planning, training and consultancy related services in the power generation area. Copel GeT is headquartered in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil.

About Neoenergia

Neoenergia SA (Neoenergia), a subsidiary of Iberdrola SA is an energy distribution company. The company’s business activities include electricity and power generation, distribution, transmission, commercialization, and trading services. It generates electricity through fuel source such as hydro, thermal, and wind power plants. Neoenergia also provides trading of electricity in the wholesale energy market. It serves consumer units in Bahia, Pernambuco and Rio Grande do Norte, and controls distributors Coelba, Celpe and Cosern. The company develops wind energy in wind farms located in northeastern Brazil. It also caters to residential, commercial, industrial, rural and public utility customers across Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, Minas Gerais, Rio Grande Norte, Pernambuco, Goias, and Mato Grasso. Neoenergia is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


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