Brazil state licenses 100-MW Catorze de Julho

The environmental agency of Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul State has issued an operating license for the 100-MW Catorze de Julho hydroelectric project, proposed for the estuary of the Antas River in Rio Grande do Sul.

Fundacao Estadual de Protecao Ambiental (FEPAM) said it forwarded the license October 15 to development consortium Companhia Hidreletrica Rio das Antas (Ceran).

Ceran is developing Catorze de Julho as part of the Rio das Antas energy complex with the 130-MW Monte Claro project completed in 2004 (HNN 1/18/08) and the 130-MW Castro Alves project completed in 2008. (HNN 6/13/08) Brazil utility Eletrosul Centrais Eletricas S/A is interconnect the projects to the national grid.

Ceran is a consortium of utilities CPFL Energia and Companhia Estadual de Energia Eletrica (CEEE) and engineering firm Desenvix. (HNN 11/15/06)

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