Hydroelectric Power in the Amazon - Brazil

 

Maracanã is a run of river small hydropower plant with an installed capacity of 10.656 MW, located in Nova Marilândia, Brazil. It reduces an average of 17,183 tCO2 per year. The project activity has several social and environmental programs like providing historical data over soil and water quality of its area of influence.

The Project is a run of river Small Hydropower Plant (SHP) with installed capacity of 10.656 MW. It can generate an average of 61,583 MWh per year, considering two Francis turbines, with horizontal axis, and two generator units. The project is connected to the Brazilian National Interconnected System.

The project activity reduces greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) that would have occurred otherwise in the absence of the project activity by avoiding electricity generation by fossil fuel sources in the grid and in the time when the additionality was verified, it reduces an average of 17,183 tCO2 per year. It has several social and environmental programs that provides historical datas over soil and water quality in the area nearby Project activity.

The SHP is located in the municipality of Nova Marilândia, on the State of Mato Grosso, Midwest region of Brazil. The region’s main economic activities are agriculture of soy, rice, corn and beans, as well as coffee and citrus.
 

 

Certification
  • United Nations Certified Emissions Reductions (CERs)
Industry
  • Hydro
Continent
  • Latin America & the Caribbean
Country
  • Brazil
Vintage 
  • CP2: 2013 or later
Sustainable Development Co-Benefits
Environmental
  • Deforestation prevention
Social
  • Jobs

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