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Dardanelos Hydro Plant (In Operation)

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The Dardanelos hydroelectric project boasts five generation units (four 58MW units and one 29MW unit). The plant has an average production of 261MW, equivalent to the consumption of more than 600,000 families or the population of Cuiabá city. The project, part of Brazil's growth acceleration plan (PAC), generated nearly 8,000 direct and indirect jobs during peak construction period. Energética Águas da Pedra (EAPSA) was created in April 2007 to build and operate the plant, a concession auctioned off by Brazil's power regulator Aneel in 2006. EAPSA is majority controlled by Neoenergia (51%), with Eletrobras unit Eletronorte (24.5%) and Eletrobras Chesf (24.5%) holding the reminder.

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Dardanelos Hydro Plant (In Operation)
Project Type
Development Phase
In operation
Project Status
Project Capacity
261  MW (megawatt)  Hydro
US$ 600mn
Completion Date

The plant is being built on the Aripuanã river, Salto de Dardanelos region, in the city of Aripuanã, some 950km north of Mato Grosso state capital Cuiabá in Brazil.

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