Bioenergy, Geothermal, Hydropower

More Hydro Planned for Brazil

Brazil’s electric power regulator Aneel announced plans to call for bids on July 12 for 35-year concessions to build and operate eight hydroelectric projects with a total capacity of 1,584 MW and estimated total investment of 3.5 billion reais (US$1.54 billion).

RIO DE JANAIRO, Brazil – April 15, 2002 [] The eight projects are divided into seven groups: Complejo Cacu (65 MW)/Barra dos Coqueiros (90 MW), Claro river, Goias state; Salto (108 MW), Verde river, Goias; Traira II (60 MW), Suacui-Grande river, Minas Gerais; Salto do Rio Verdinho (93 MW), Verde, Goias state; Sao Domingos (48 MW), Verde river, Mato Grosso do Sul; Olho dagua (33 MW), Corrente river, Goias; and Estreito, Tocantins river, Maranhao/Tocantins River. Aneel also announced it would auction concessions for another nine hydroelectric projects with a total capacity of 2,734 MW and concessions to install and operate 5,149 km of transmission lines.