Ita is a 1,441.6MW 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 1996 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2000. Buy the profile here.


The project was developed by Companhia Brasileira de Projetos e Obras. Engie and Others are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 53.39% and 46.61% respectively.

Ita is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 5,100 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project are 105m and 102m 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 5 in number. The penstock length is 18.35m. The penstock diameter is 6.8m.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1996 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2000.

Contractors involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 5 units of francis turbines, each with 290MW nameplate capacity.

Ansaldo Energia supplied 5 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 305 MVA.

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This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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