Castro Alves is a 130MW hydro power project. It is located on Das Antas river/basin in Rio Grande do Sul, 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 2004 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2008. Buy the profile here.
The project was developed by Companhia Energetica Rio das Antas. CPFL Energia, Companhia Estadual de Geracao e Transmissao de Energia Eletrica and Statkraft Energias Renovaveis are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 65%, 30% and 5% respectively.
Castro Alves is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 91.77 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project are 86.4m and 83.6m respectively. 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 3 in number. The penstock length is 180m. The penstock diameter is 4m. The project generated 500,625 MWh of electricity. The project cost is $365.466m.
The project construction commenced in 2004 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2008.
GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of francis turbines, each with 44.58MW nameplate capacity.
GE Renewable Energy supplied 3 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 48.46 MVA.
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