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November 26, 2021

Emborcacao, Brazil

By Carmen

Emborcacao is a 1,192MW hydro power project. It is located on Paranaiba river/basin in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1977 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1982.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,192 1,192 Active Minas Gerais, Brazil

Description

The project is currently owned by Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais with a stake of 100%.

Emborcacao is a reservoir based project. The gross head of the project is 139m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1977 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1982.

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Contractors Involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 298MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 284.2 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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