BAIXO IGUAÇÚ HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANT

Baixo Iguaçú, our new hydroelectric project in Brazil

The Iberdrola group, through its subsidiary Neoenergia, has built the Baixo Iguaçú power station in Brazil. The new facility, which was commissioned on December 2018, has an installed capacity of over 350 MW and supplies renewable energy to one million people.

Location
Iguaçú River, Paraná State

Total installed capacity
350 MW

Investment
1.6 billion reais
(432.4 million dollars)

Start of operations
December 2018

Job creation
3,000 direct jobs
during construction

Baixo Iguçú
Hydroelectric power plant

The Iberdrola group reaffirms its commitment to hydropower in Brazil with the construction of a new facility: the Baixo Iguaçú plant, located on the river of the same name, in the south-east of the state of Paraná. The power station, whose started-up was on December 2018, has over 350 MW of installed capacity with three generator sets and an average power of 171.3 MW, sufficient to meet the demand of one million people.

Located between the towns of Capanema and Capitão Leônidas Marques, the complex has a 516 meters long dam and a 60 kilometers transmission line. The dam has a flooded area of 13.5 km2 and encompasses the municipal districts of Planalto, Realeza and Nova Prata do Iguaçú.

This emblematic project by the Iberdrola group acts as a key driver for the economy of the region: it has involved the investment of 1.6 billion reais (some 432.4 million dollars) and it has generated a total of 3,000 jobs during its construction. After its operation, it contributes with more than 4 million reais in taxes to the coffers of the municipalities served by the power station from the use of water resources.

The new renewable facility, which comes from an award from the National Electric Energy Agency of Brazil (Aneel), has been built and managed by the Consórcio Empreendedor Baixo Iguaçú, consisting of Geração Céu Azul, belonging to the Neoenergia group — Brazilian subsidiary of Iberdrola —, and Copel.