Brazil’s Baguari plant begins commercial operations

The 140-MW Baguari hydroelectric project on the Doce River in Brazil’s Minas Gerais State is online, according to Neoenergia S.A., a Brazilian holding company.

The first of four 35-MW turbine began generating power earlier this month, Neoenergia reported. The fourth and final turbine is expected to begin commercial production in March, 2010. A consortium of companies known as Consorcio Construtor Baguari was selected to build the project. (HydroWorld 5/10/07)

Neoenergia owns a 51-percent stake in the project. Power holding group Cemig and federal power company Furnas own 34 percent and 15 percent of the project, respectively.

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