Brazil's Santo Antônio given nod for 70MW turbine trial

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Brazilian power regulator Aneel approved testing of a 70MW generating unit at the Santo Antônio hydroelectric plant.

The turbine will operate at a limited capacity before it is considered for a commercial permit, according to federal gazette Diário Oficial da União.

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Being developed in the northwestern state of Rondônia, Santo Antônio will boast installed capacity of 3.15GW when completed in 2016.

State-run power firm Furnas holds a 39% interest in the project alongside Amazônia Energia (20%), Odebrecht (18.6%), Andrade Gutierrez (12.4%) and Cemig (10%).

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