Capivari / Cachoeira is a 260MW hydro power project. It is located on Capivari river/basin in Parana, Brazil. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 1963 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1971. Buy the profile here.


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

Capivari / Cachoeira is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 150 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 714.3m. Capivari / Cachoeira underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 1999. The project generated 900 GWh of electricity.

The project has 4 electric generators installed at the site. The generator capacity is 70 MVA.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1963 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1971.

Contractors involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of pelton turbines, each with 61.725MW nameplate capacity.

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About Companhia Paranaense de Energia

Companhia Paranaense de Energia SA (Copel) is an energy utility, which generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity; and explores for and distributes natural gas. The company produces electricity from hydro, wind and thermal sources; and holds rights to supply piped gas in the State of Parana. The carries out study of the technical, economic and environmental feasibility of wind, hydro, solar photovoltaic and thermo electric generation projects. Copel also provides telecommunications and general communications services. It is owned by the State of Parana, BNDES Participacoes SA and other investors. The company serves industrial, residential, commercial, rural and other customers in the state. Copel is headquartered in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil.


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