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November 24, 2021

Teles Pires, Brazil

By Carmen

Teles Pires is a 1,820MW hydro power project. It is located on Teles Pires river/basin in Mato Grosso, Brazil. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 2011 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 1,820 1,820 Active Mato Grosso, Brazil Companhia Hidreletrica Teles Pires


The project was developed by Companhia Hidreletrica Teles Pires. Neoenergia, Eletrosul Centrais Eletricas, Furnas Centrais Eletricas and Novonor are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 50.1%, 24.5%, 24.5% and 0.9% respectively.

Teles Pires is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project are 59m and 52.2m respectively. The project generated 8,239.65 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $5,045.804m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2011 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2015.

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Contractors Involved

GE Renewable Energy, Intertechne and Novonor were selected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The project consists of 5 units of Francis turbines, each with 364MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 3 electric generators for the Teles Pires (Teles Pires Unit III-V). The generator capacity is 404.45 MVA.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 2 electric generators for the Teles Pires (Teles Pires Unit-I, II). The generator capacity is 404.45 MVA.


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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