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November 24, 2021

Salto Santiago, Brazil

By Carmen

Salto Santiago is a 1,420MW hydro power project. It is located on Iguacu river/basin in Parana, Brazil. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1980.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,420 1,420 Active Parana, Brazil

Description

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

Salto Santiago is a reservoir based project. The gross head and net head of the project are 106m and 20.77m 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 6 in number. The penstock diameter is 7.6m. Salto Santiago underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2014-2017.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1980.

Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 355MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 369.8 MVA.

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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