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November 29, 2021

Venda Nova, Portugal

By Carmen

Venda Nova is a 927.6MW hydro power project. It is located on Rabagao, Cavado river/basin in Braga, Portugal. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 1951 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2005.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 927.6 927.6 Active Braga, Portugal Energias de Portugal

Description

The project is developed and owned by Energias de Portugal.

Venda Nova is a pumped storage project.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1951 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2005.

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Contractors Involved

Venda Nova (Venda Nova II) is equipped with Voith Hydro Holding kaplan turbines. The phase consists of 2 turbines.

Venda Nova (Venda Nova III) is equipped with Voith Hydro Holding francis turbines. The phase consists of 2 turbines with 390MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 2 electric generators for the Venda Nova (Venda Nova II). The generator capacity is 212.8 MVA.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 2 electric generators for the Venda Nova (Venda Nova III). The generator capacity is 440 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.

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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