Taquarucu is a 525MW hydro power project. It is located on Paranapanema river/basin in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1980 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1994.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 525 525 Active Sao Paulo, Brazil

Description

The project is currently owned by China Three Gorges Brasil Energia with a stake of 63%.

Taquarucu is a reservoir based project. The gross head of the project is 21.9m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1980 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1994.

Contractors Involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 5 units of kaplan turbines, each with 103MW nameplate capacity.

NPO ELSIB supplied electric generator(s) for the project.

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