BAIXO IGUAÇÚ HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANT
Baixo Iguaçú, our new hydroelectric project in Brazil
The Iberdrola group, through its subsidiary Neoenergia, is building the Baixo Iguaçú power station in Brazil, which after its commissioning on December 2018 will have an installed capacity of over 350 MW and supply renewable energy to one million people.
Iguaçú River, Paraná State
Total installed capacity
1.6 billion reais
(432.4 million dollars)
Start of operations
3,000 direct jobs
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 start-up is on December 2018, will have 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 will have a 516 metre long dam and a 60 kilometre transmission line. The dam will have a flooded area of 13.5 km2 and will encompass 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 involves the investment of 1.6 billion reais (some 432.4 million dollars) and will generate a total of 3,000 jobs during its construction. Once operational, it will contribute 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), will be 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.