Canoas I is one of the newest hydropower plants in Paranapanema, inaugurated in 1999 and generating 82,5 MW. A significant amount of concern with environmental preservation also went into the design for this plant. A number of environmental programs are undertaken in order to preserve a substantial portion of the flora and fauna in the areas surrounding the constructions.
Canoas II, like Canoas I, is a typical example of respect for nature. During its conception, construction of a smaller-scale hydropower plant was opted for, allowing the flooded area of fertile lands to be reduced by over 40%.
Cachoeira Caldeirão power plant, at Araguari River – AP, is under construction and its startup is expected for January, 2017. With installed capacity of 219 MW, the project counts on R$ 1.1 billion in investments and 100% of its power was already ensured and traded in Auction A-5 of December, 2012.
With 414 MW of installed capacity, the Chavantes plant began in 1959 and had its first generator group enter operation in 1970. The dam stores 8.8 billion m³ of water and regulates much of the river’s average flow rate, which helps to control flooding.
The largest plant on the Paranapanema River with 643 MW of installed capacity, Capivara also has the largest reservoir along the river, with an area of more than 609 km² and 10.5 billion m³ stored by the dam.
The hydroelectric plant Garibaldi is located between the cities of Cerro Negro and Abdon Batista in Santa Catarina and has installed capacity of 191,9 MW. Since 2013, when it became operational, the plant has also highlighted the development of environmental and social programs – 26 in all, in order to preserve the environment and promote local sustainability.
Ilha Solteira Hydroelectric Power Plant is the largest in São Paulo State and the third largest in operation in Brazil, with installed capacity of 3.444 MW. It is located in Paraná River, between the cities of Ilha Solteira (SP) and Selvíria (MS).
Together with Jupiá, it comprises the sixth largest hydroelectric complex in the world.
Concluded in 1974 and with installed capacity of 1.551,2 MW, Jupiá Hydroelectric Power Plant is located in Paraná River, between the cities of Andradina and Castilho (SP) and Três Lagoas (MS). The power plant is also provided with sluice gate, which allows navigation and waterway integration between Paraná and Tietê rivers.
When the plant was inaugurated, a number of cities in the area began to have a regular supply of electricity. With a reservoir of 7 billion m³ of water and a flooded area of more than 470 km², the Jurumirim dam is today a key component in the use of the Medium Paranapanema region.
Palmeiras Small Central
Located on the Sapucaí-Mirim River in the mesoregion of Ribeirão Preto, the Palmeiras SHP has an installed capacity of 16.5 MW.
Retiro Small Central
A small hydropower plant located on the Sapucaí-Mirim River, the Retiro SHP, along with the Palmeiras SMH, is part of the initiative for generating clean energy with a low environmental impact.
Located in Pontal do Paranapanema, Rosana is the closest plant to the mouth of the river, where the waters join those from the Paraná River. Its construction began in July 1980 and the assembly of the plant was staggered.
With 116 MW of installed capacity, the hydroelectric plant Salto is located in the cities of Caçu and Itarumã, 380 km from Goiania – GO. Featured are still 27 developed environmental projects and participation as a full member in the Comitê da Bacia Hidrográfica do Baixo Paranaíba, assisting in discussions and sustainable improvements in the area.
The oldest hydropower plant in operation on the Paranapanema River, the works for the Salto Grande HPP contributed to the local development, attracting industries and promoting railway transportation. It was inaugurated on April 28, 1958, but only began operating under maximum load in April 1960, when the last generator group entered operation.
Santo Antônio do Jari
Located on the frontier of the states of Pará and Amapá, Santo Antônio do Jari power plant was constructed to become a sustainability milestone. Its dam and spillway are constructed of concrete with maximum height of 15 meters, total length of 2,800 meters and it is equipped with Kaplan-type turbines with an output of 392,95 MW. Enough power to serve 3 million people.
With installed capacity of 735,84 MW, São Manoel power plant is located at Teles Pires River, on the frontier of the states of Mato Grosso and Pará. Enough power to serve 2.5 million people, representing almost four times the city of Cuiabá and one and a half time the city of Belém.
The Taquaruçu plant is the second largest on the Paranapanema River in terms of generating capacity, and consists of five turbines with a total capacity of 525 MW. This plant plays an important role in controlling the flow of the Paranapanema River by means of nine floodgates, through which a total of 18.1 thousand m³ of water may pass per second.
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