Rio Negro hydro plant in Brazil no longer planned for construction

The government of Brazil has shelved plans to build the Rio Negro hydro plant in Brazil, BNamericas reports.

Empresa de Pesquisa Energetica (EPE), the power sector planning agency, recommended preliminary licenses for the project be put on hold amid concerns about environmental and social impacts.

The project was to be located in the Amazon rainforest. The proposed generating capacity of the plant was not disclosed.

Six months ago, the government also cancelled the proposed 8-GW Sao Luiz do Tapajos project on environmental grounds.

Other projects on the Rio Negro that HydroWorld has reported on previously include a 70-MW facility in Uruguay.

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