Cana Brava is a 450MW hydro power project. It is located on Tocantins river/basin in Goias, Brazil. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1999 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2002.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 450 450 Active Goias, Brazil Engie Brasil Energia


The project is developed and owned by Engie Brasil Energia. The company has a stake of 100%.

Cana Brava is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 2,300 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 43.1m. 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 3 in number. The penstock length is 20m. The penstock diameter is 9m. The project generated 2,662.85 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1999 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2002.

Contractors Involved

Andrade Gutierrez, Intertechne, Novonor and Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation were selected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of francis turbines, each with 155MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation supplied 3 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 157.9 MVA.

About Engie Brasil Energia

Engie Brasil Energia SA (Engie Brasil), a subsidiary of Engie Brasil Participacoes Ltda, carries out the generation and commercialization of electricity. The company generates energy through various source of energy such as hydro; thermal; and complementary energy sources including wind, solar, biomass, and small hydro power. It also provides energy-related services such as installations of co-generation plants, operation and maintenance of energy production equipment and monitoring energy quality. Engie Brasil also carries out construction, assembling, and maintenance of the transmission line installations. It serves power traders, distributors and free customers. Engie Brasil is headquartered in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil.


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