Torrao is a 140MW hydro power project. It is located on Tamega river/basin in Porto, Portugal. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1979 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1988.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 140 140 Active Porto, Portugal Energias de Portugal


The project is developed and owned by Energias de Portugal.

Torrao is a pumped storage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 22 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 53m. The project generated 221 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1979 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1988.

Contractors Involved

Mota-Engil SGPS was selected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

Alstom was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 70MW nameplate capacity.

Alstom supplied electric generator(s) for the project. The generator capacity is 80 MVA.

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.


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