Peixoto is a 476MW hydro power project. It is located on Grande river/basin in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1957.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 476 476 Active Minas Gerais, Brazil


The project is currently owned by Furnas Centrais Eletricas with a stake of 100%.

Peixoto is a reservoir based project. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 10 in number. The penstock length is 6.15m. The penstock diameter is 7.08m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1957.

Contractors Involved

The turbines for the hydro power project have been supplied by Dominion Electric Supply, MEP and Morgan Smith.

The electric generators for the project were procured from Brown Boveri, GE Renewable Energy and Westinghouse.


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