Pao Ferro Substation is a 500/230kV substation located in Pao Ferro, Bahia, Brazil. The construction works on Pao Ferro Substation began in 2014. The project was commissioned in 2015.


The Pao Ferro Substation project is an upgrade substation being operated by Companhia Hidro Eletrica do Sao Francisco.

The designed voltage level of the project is 500/230kV, while the operating voltage level is 500/230kV. The step-in voltage of the substation is 500kV and the step-out voltage is 230kV. The substation capacity is 100MVA.

Pao Ferro Substation has received approval from Ministry of Mines and Energy, Brazil to undertake the works on the project.

About Companhia Hidro Eletrica do Sao Francisco

Companhia Hidro Eletrica do Sao Francisco (Chesf), a subsidiary of Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA carries out generation, transmission and distribution of electricity from hydroelectric, wind and solar energy plants. The company operates power generation systems; transmission systems to interconnect the hydroelectric plants to the main load centers; telecommunications and automation systems to supervise, control and manage the facilities; and water resource management systems. Its business operations include transmission lines and substations, telecommunications, power distribution, energy efficiency and production and others.


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