Nilo Pecanha is a 380MW hydro power project. It is located on Pirai river/basin in Rio de Janeiro, 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. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1953. Buy the profile here.


The project is currently owned by Light Energia with a stake of 100%.

Nilo Pecanha is a run-of-river project. The gross head of the project is 312m.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1953.

Contractors involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 1 electric generator for the project. The generator capacity is 78 MVA.

For more details on Nilo Pecanha, buy the profile here.


GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying research used to produce this article.

This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.