Bariri is a 143.1MW hydro power project. It is located on Tiete river/basin in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1960 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1965.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 143.1 143.1 Active Sao Paulo, Brazil Companhia Energetica de Sao Paulo


The project was developed by Companhia Energetica de Sao Paulo. The AES, BNDES Participacoes and Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 45.32%, 9.91% and 7.56% respectively.

Bariri is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 0.064 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 24m. Bariri underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2006-2007.

The project has 3 electric generators installed at the site.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1960 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1965.

Contractors Involved

CKD Blansko Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of kaplan turbines, each with 48.7MW nameplate capacity.

About Companhia Energetica de Sao Paulo

Companhia Energetica de Sao Paulo (CESP) is a subsidiary of VTRM Energia Participacoes SA, is an integrated electric utility. The company plans, constructs, and operates electric energy generation and commercialization systems. It produces energy using hydro source. CESP owns power plants at Rio Paran, Rio Paraibuna, and Rio Jaguari in the West and East regions in the State of Sao Paulo. The company sells its energy in regulated contracting environment, free contracting environment, and chamber of commercialization of electric energy markets to distribution companies,free consumers, and commercialization companies. CESP is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


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