Ribeiradio is a 74MW hydro power project. It is located on Vouga river/basin in Porto, Portugal. 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 2010 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2015. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project was developed by Energias de Portugal and Eviva Energy. The project is currently owned by Energias de Portugal with a stake of 100%.

Ribeiradio is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 136 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 72m. The penstock length is 205m. The penstock diameter is 5.5m. The project generated 134 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 2010 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2015.

Contractors involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 1 unit of francis turbine with 74MW nameplate capacity.

Andritz Hydro supplied electric generator(s) for the project.

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About Energias de Portugal

Energias de Portugal SA (EDP) is a vertically integrated energy utility. It generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity, and transports, distributes and sells natural gas. The company produces electricity using hydro, coal, nuclear, waste, wind, solar and other sources. EDP also purchases and sells energy in the Iberia market; and provides engineering, professional training, laboratory tests, energy services and property management services. It is owned by China Three Gorges, OPPIDUM, Blackrock Inc, CNIC, Mubadala and others. The company serves residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial and other customers in Portugal, Spain, Brazil, the US and other countries. EDP is headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal.

About Eviva Energy

Eviva Energy s.r.l. is engaged in the development of wind power projects.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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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.