Barra Bonita is a 141MW 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 1957 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1963.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 141 141 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.

Barra Bonita is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 0.384 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 23.5m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1957 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1963.

Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of kaplan turbines, each with 35.19MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 4 electric generators for the project.

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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