The hydroelectric plant Cachoeira Caldeirão, located in the Araguari river (State of Amapá – Brazil), is ready to start the commercial operation of its first generating unit with an installed capacity of 73 MW.
Important CTG Brazil’s investment, the hydroelectric begins to operate eight months before the contractual obligation. Generating units UG02, UG03, both with installed capacity of 73 MW, are in advanced stage of commissioning for gradual achievement of test and commercial operation.
The HPP Cachoeira Caldeirão has an installed capacity of 219 MW and 129.7 MW of assured power. The project includes investments of R$ 1.1 billion and has 100% of its assured energy sold at Auction A-5, December 2012. The end of the concession is in 2046.
With the project, CTG Brazil, a subsidiary of China Three Gorges Corporation, the largest producer of hydroelectric power energy in the world, is taking another step to become a relevant company in the Brazilian market for clean energy.