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November 29, 2021

Luis Eduardo Magalhaes, Brazil

By Carmen

Luis Eduardo Magalhaes is a 902.5MW hydro power project. It is located on Tocantins river/basin in Tocantins, Brazil. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1998 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2001.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 902.5 902.5 Active Tocantins, Brazil


EDP – Energias do Brasil, Companhia Energetica de Brasilia, Paulista Lajeado Energia and Investco Financial are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 72.27%, 19.8%, 6.93% and 1% respectively.

Luis Eduardo Magalhaes is a run-of-river project. The net head of the project is 29m. The project generated 4,468 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $496.354m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1998 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2001.

Contractors Involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 5 units of kaplan turbines, each with 180.5MW nameplate capacity.

Siemens supplied 5 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 190 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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