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November 29, 2021

Foz do Chapeco, Brazil

By Carmen

Foz do Chapeco is an 855MW hydro power project. It is located on Uruguay river/basin in Santa Catarina, Brazil. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2007 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2010.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 855 855 Active Santa Catarina, Brazil Foz do Chapeco Energia


The project was developed by Foz do Chapeco Energia. CPFL Energia, Furnas Centrais Eletricas and Companhia Estadual de Geracao e Transmissao de Energia Eletrica are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 51%, 40% and 9% respectively.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 1,502 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 49.8m. 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 4 in number. The penstock length is 26.9m. The penstock diameter is 10m. The project cost is $2,394.727m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2007 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2010.

Contractors Involved

ALSTOM Hydro Energia Brasil, CNEC Engenharia, MOVER Participacoes and WorleyParsons were selected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

ALSTOM Hydro Energia Brasil was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 213.75MW nameplate capacity.

ALSTOM Hydro Energia Brasil supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 225 MVA.


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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