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November 24, 2021

Foz do Areia, Brazil

By Carmen

Foz do Areia is a 1,676MW 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 1975 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1980.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,676 1,676 Active Parana, Brazil Companhia Paranaense de Energia

Description

The project is developed and owned by Companhia Paranaense de Energia. The company has a stake of 100%.

Foz do Areia is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 6,066 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 135m. The project generated 2,866.9 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1975 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1980.

Contractors Involved

Hitachi Mitsubishi Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 419MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 4 electric generators for the project.

About Companhia Paranaense de Energia

Companhia Paranaense de Energia SA (Copel) is an energy utility, which generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity; and explores for and distributes natural gas. The company produces electricity from hydro, wind and thermal sources; and holds rights to supply piped gas in the State of Parana. The carries out study of the technical, economic and environmental feasibility of hydro, wind, solar photovoltaic and thermo electric generation projects. Copel also provides telecommunications and general communications services. It is owned by the State of Parana, BNDES Participacoes SA and other investors. The company serves industrial, residential, commercial, rural and other customers in the state. Copel is headquartered in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil.

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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