Eletrobras Eletronorte expanding Coaracy Nunes hydropower facility to nearly 300 MW

Brazilian utility Eletrobras Eletronorte announces it will invest US$225 million to triple the capacity of its 78-MW Coaracy Nunes hydroelectric plant.

The upgraded Coaracy Nunes hydropower facility, which will have a generating capacity of 298 MW when complete in early 2016, will be linked to Brazil‘s national grid via the Macapa-Manuas transmission line.

Should the National Agency of Electrical Energy (ANEEL) approve the permit request for the upgrade, Eletrobras Eletronorte says it could launch the tender process before the end of the year.

The utility says the upgrade project will have little environmental impact because it will primarily use existing infrastructure.

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