Petrobras begins 186MW Baixada Fluminense ramp-up

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Brazilian power regulator Aneel approved testing of a 186MW combined-cycle turbine belonging to federal energy major Petrobras, according to official gazette Diário Oficial da União.

The unit is part of the 530MW Baixada Fluminense thermoelectric plant in Seropédica, Rio de Janeiro state.

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Baixada Fluminense is already operating from its first two natural gas-fired turbines, with a combined installed capacity of 172MW.

The third turbine – fueled by natural gas and steam – is expected to begin commercial operations by December.

Meanwhile, Aneel authorized the startup of Bahia state's Caetité II and III wind farms, each boasting 30MW of installed capacity.

Two 61MW units have also begun generating at the Suzano Mucuri thermoelectric plant in Bahia, while 1MW has been added to the Santa Bárbara small hydro plant in Minas Gerais state.

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