Piraju is an 80MW hydro power project. It is located on Paranapanema river/basin in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2000 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2002.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 80 80 Active Sao Paulo, Brazil Companhia Brasileira de Aluminio


The project is developed and owned by Companhia Brasileira de Aluminio. The company has a stake of 100%.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 105 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 25m. The project generated 372 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2000 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2002.

Contractors Involved

ABB Alstom Power was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of kaplan turbines, each with 40MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 2 electric generators for the project.

About Companhia Brasileira de Aluminio

Companhia Brasileira de Aluminio SA (CBA), a subsidiary of Votorantim SA, is a producer and supplier of aluminum products. The company offers products in primary and fabricated divisions. CBA provides various products such as billets, ingots, slabs, rods and foils. The company also provides fabricated products such as sheets, coils, plates and sheet extrusions. CBA holds interests in the mining reserves and also has a bauxite mine in Itamarati de Minas region. The company works in partnership with Metalex, for recycling of industrial aluminum scrap. CBA serves packaging, consumer goods, transportation, construction and energy industries. The company distributes its products to Europe, Middle East, and the US. CBA is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


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