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November 24, 2021

Ita, Brazil

By Carmen

Ita is a 1,450MW 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 1996 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2000.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,450 1,450 Active Santa Catarina, Brazil Companhia Brasileira de Projetos e Obras


The project was developed by Companhia Brasileira de Projetos e Obras and is currently owned by Engie with a stake of 47.4%.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 5,100 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project are 105m and 102m respectively. 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 5 in number. The penstock length is 18.35m. The penstock diameter is 6.8m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1996 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2000.

Contractors Involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 5 units of francis turbines, each with 294.4MW nameplate capacity.

Ansaldo Energia supplied 5 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 305 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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