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November 26, 2021

Luiz Carlos Barreto, Brazil

By Carmen

Luiz Carlos Barreto is a 1,050MW hydro power project. It is located on Rio Grande river/basin in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1963 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1969.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,050 1,050 Active Sao Paulo, Brazil Furnas Centrais Eletricas

Description

The project is developed and owned by Furnas Centrais Eletricas. The company has a stake of 100%.

Luiz Carlos Barreto is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 1,418 million cubic meter. Luiz Carlos Barreto underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2012.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1963 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1969.

Contractors Involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 6 units of francis turbines, each with 175MW nameplate capacity.

ASEA Power Systems supplied 6 electric generators for the project.

About Furnas Centrais Eletricas

Furnas Centrais Eletricas SA (Furnas), a subsidiary of Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA is a power generation company. It generates and transmits electricity. The company offers services such as hydrographic basin inventory studies, technical and economic feasibility studies, energy and economic studies, scale model hydroelectric plant studies, environmental management, land management, electrical systems studies, basic and detailed engineering designing services. It also provides technical specifications for equipment and services, service and equipment quality control, worksite quality control, operation and maintenance, voice and data transmission for electricity and telecommunications companies, and construction and operation of electric and thermal power plants and transmission systems. Furnas operates hydroelectric power stations, transmission lines, substations and thermal power stations. The company serves hydroelectric and thermoelectric plants, substations, transmission lines, wind parks and telecommunications sectors. It operates offices in Rio De Janeiro, Brasilia and Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Furnas is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, 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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