Belo Monte

Reducing flows from 11.233-GW Belo Monte plant could cost consumers US$240 million

Reducing the flow of water from the 11.233-GW Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant on Brazil’s Xingu river, could have a BRL1.3 billion (US$240 million) impact on consumers, electric power watchdog Aneel has warned federal...

Brazil’s Light is “actively working” on divestment program, including hydro

Brazilian power holding company Light is “actively working” on a divestment program, Chief Financial Officer Roberto Barroso told attendees of an investors webcast Friday. According to BNamericas, the goal is to sell interests in assets...

Upgrading data center capacity at 11.2-GW Belo Monte’s hydro plant

Norte Energia deals with massive amounts of data at its 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydro plant in Brazil, and to make sense of it the company hired U.S.-based VMWare’s hyperconvergence solution.

Brazil’s 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydro project approved for full operations

Brazil’s 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower plant in the Amazon rainforest will start operating at full capacity, after clearance from regulator Aneel was received earlier this week. According to BNamericas, the 18-turbine project on the Xingú River in Parà¡...

Fire in warehouse at 11.233-GW Belo Monte hydro plant in Brazil

A fire hit the warehouse of Brazil's 11.233-GW Belo Monte hydroelectric project on Monday, according to a statement from state electricity firm Eletrobras.

Brazil’s Cemig delays sale of Belo Monte shares

Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais will delay the planned sale of its shares in the 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydroelectric plant until next year, per a plan outlined by the Brazilian power group this week.

Corruption probe into Belo Monte hydro contract continues with new warrants

The Brazilian Federal Police have launched the 49th phase of what they are calling Operation Lava Jato (Car Wash) or Operation Buona Fortuna (the new stage), by carrying out nine search and seizure warrants.

Belo Monte hydro plant capacity at 3.2 GW after 11th turbine brought online

Norte Energia announces it has brought the 11th turbine-generator unit online at its 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydro plant, bringing total operating capacity to 3.2 GW.
Belo Monte Hydropower Plant

Court suspends 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower plant’s operating license

The operating license for Brazil's 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydroelectric plant has been suspended by a federal court following allegations that the project's owners did not meet environmental requirements.

Norte Energia, 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower facility development group, selling shares

The controlling group of investors in the US$26 billion 11.2-GW Belo Monte hydropower facility being constructed on the Xingu River in Para, Brazil, are seeking to sell their shares in the venture, according to published reports, just as the government of Brazil deals with the possibility of a surplus of energy.