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January 18, 2022

Foz do Rio Claro, Brazil

By Carmen

Foz do Rio Claro is a 68.4MW hydro power project. It is located on Claro river/basin in Goias, 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 68.4 68.4 Active Goias, Brazil Alupar Investimento


The project was developed by Alupar Investimento and is currently owned by Foz do Rio Claro Energia with a stake of 100%.

Foz do Rio Claro is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project are 25.6m and 25.5m respectively. The project cost is $149.347m.

Development Status

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

Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of kaplan turbines, each with 34.2MW nameplate capacity.

Andritz Hydro supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 38 MVA.

About Alupar Investimento

Alupar Investimento SA (Alupar Investimento) is engaged in electric power generation and transmission. It also invests in energy infrastructure projects in Brazil and other Latin American countries. The company has stake in assets in Brazil and Colombia for transmission operation. The company is involved in electricity generation through its subsidiaries. Its assets include hydroelectric power plants (HPPs), hydroelectric power plants (SHPPs) and wind farms. The company has generation assets in Brazil, Colombia and Peru. The company operates through Risaralda Energia and Transmisora Colombiana de Energia SAS in Colombia and La Virgen in Peru. Alupar Investimento is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


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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