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January 17, 2022

Ribeiradio, Portugal

By Carmen

Ribeiradio is a 74MW hydro power project. It is located on Vouga river/basin in Porto, Portugal. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2010 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2015.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 74 74 Active Porto, Portugal Energias de Portugal; Eviva Energy

Description

The project is developed and owned by Energias de Portugal and Eviva Energy. The company’s ownership stake in the project stands as 97% and 3% respectively.

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. The project cost is $145.326m.

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.

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 electric energy 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.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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