Monte Claro is a 130MW hydro power project. It is located on das Antas river/basin in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2004.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 130 130 Active Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Companhia Energetica Rio das Antas


The project was developed by Companhia Energetica Rio das Antas. CPFL Energia, Companhia Estadual de Geracao e Transmissao de Energia Eletrica and Statkraft Energias Renovaveis are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 65%, 30% and 5% respectively.

Monte Claro is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 11.28 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 39m. The project generated 446,532 MWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 2004.

Contractors Involved

ALSTOM Hydro Energia Brasil was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of kaplan turbines, each with 67MW nameplate capacity.

ALSTOM Hydro Energia Brasil supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 72.9 MVA.


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