Enel starts operation of Brazilian wind farm.

Enel starts operation of Brazilian wind farm.

Enel, through its Brazilian renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações (“EGPB”), has begun operation of its Delfina wind farm, which has a total installed capacity of 180 MW. The facility is located in the municipality of Campo Formoso, in Brazil’s north-eastern state of Bahia. “The entry into service of Delfina, which is Enel’s largest […]

Brazil cancels 25 wind, solar power projects at request of firms.

Brazil cancels 25 wind, solar power projects at request of firms.

Brazil’s government on Monday cancelled the construction of 25 wind farms and solar parks in the country after companies behind the projects requested to return construction licenses. Following an eight-hour tender, Brazil’s government cancelled PPAs with a capacity of 557.4MW in wind and solar power, equivalent to 13% of the non-performing projects eligible for cancellation, power trading […]

The world’s largest power plant is a $27 billion ‘engineering wonder’.

The world’s largest power plant is a $27 billion ‘engineering wonder’.

Located on the border of Brazil and Paraguay, the Itaipu Dam produced 103.09 million megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity in 2016 – making the hydroelectric system the world’s largest power plant. Ten years after its completion in 1984, the American Society of Civil Engineers named it “one of the seven engineering wonders of the modern world.” Building the $27 billion Itaipu Dam required 18 years […]

About 22% of Brazil’s growth in power capacity could come from hydropower.

About 22% of Brazil’s growth in power capacity could come from hydropower.

Brazil’s Energy Research Agency (EPE) and Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) this week released its US$430 billion 10-Year Energy Expansion Plan proposition, PDE 2026, to help the country’s energy sector, including hydropower, BNamericas reports. According to PDE 2026, EPE forecasts installed power capacity over the next decade will increase by 64.1 GW, from 148.392 GW to […]

Fezer wins contract to repair 2-MW turbine at Abranjo hydro plant in Brazil.

Fezer wins contract to repair 2-MW turbine at Abranjo hydro plant in Brazil.

NISHI Electromecanica and Fezer, an affiliate of Power Machines, have signed a contract to modernize and repair a 2-MW turbine at the Abranjo hydro plant. Abranjo, in Rio Grande do Sul state in Brazil, is owned by Electra Power generating group. The Abranjo powerhouse contains three 2-MW turbine-generator units. NISHI Electromecanica is repairing the generator, and […]

Rio Negro hydro plant in Brazil no longer planned for construction.

Rio Negro hydro plant in Brazil no longer planned for construction.

The government of Brazil has shelved plans to build the Rio Negro hydro plant in Brazil, BNamericas reports. Empresa de Pesquisa Energetica (EPE), the power sector planning agency, recommended preliminary licenses for the project be put on hold amid concerns about environmental and social impacts. The project was to be located in the Amazon rainforest. The […]

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