Foz do Chapeco is an 855MW hydro power project. It is located on Uruguay river/basin in Santa Catarina, 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 2007 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2010. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by Foz do Chapeco Energia. CPFL Energia, Furnas Centrais Eletricas and Companhia Estadual de Geracao e Transmissao de Energia Eletrica are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 51%, 40% and 9% respectively.

Foz do Chapeco is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 1,502 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 49.8m. 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 4 in number. The penstock length is 26.9m. The penstock diameter is 10m.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 2007 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2010.

Contractors involved

CNEC Engenharia, GE Renewable Energy, MOVER Participacoes and WorleyParsons were selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the hydro power project.

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 213.75MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 225 MVA.

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This content was updated on 4 January 2024

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