Nilo Pecanha is a 380MW hydro power project. It is located on Pirai river/basin in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1953.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 380 380 Active Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


The project is currently owned by Light Energia with a stake of 100%.

The gross head of the project is 312m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1953.

Contractors Involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 1 electric generator for the project. The generator capacity is 78 MVA.


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