Aneel okays small hydro project in Brazil

Brazilian utility sector regulator Aneel has okayed commercial operations at two generator units at the 3-MW Albano Machado small hydropower plant, wire services reported.

The small hydro plant is located in the Brazilian southern state of Rio Grande do Sul. It is owned by local firm Rio do Lobo Energia.

In other news, Alstom has signed two contracts with Brookfield Renewable Power to supply key plant equipment to the Pezzi and Serra dos Cavalinhos II small hydro plants in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Alstom’s scope of supply for each project includes two Kaplan “S” turbines, two generators, two speed controllers, two voltage regulators and the assembly and commissioning supervision of this equipment.

Alstom’s Kaplan “S” turbines are specifically developed to fit small hydro needs.

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