Teles Pires Dam Profile
Rivers: Teles Pires
Capacity: 1,820 MW
Flooded Area: 123 Km2
Operational Status: Under Construction
Companies Involved: Empresa de Pesquisa Energética (EPE) / Intertechne Consultores Associados S/C Ltda. / Neoenergia Investimentos S/A (Neoinvest) / Odebrecht (Grupo Norberto Odebrecht)
Funders Involved: Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES)
Investment Plans: Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento, Brasil
Paranaíta (MT) and Jacareanga (PA).
The Federal Government expects the plant to start operating in 2015.
- Empresa de Pesquisa Energética (EPE) is a agency of the Brazil's Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME).
- Neoenergia Investimentos S/A (Neoinvest) is a company controlled by pension funds linked to the Brazilian state-owned Bank of Brazil (Banco do Brasil) and the Welfare Fund for Bank of Brazil's staff (Previ), as well as by the Spanish group Iberdrola.
Protected areas affected:
Presence of Environmental Protection Corridors (region included in the Project of Conservation and Sustainable Use of Brazilian Biological Diversity - ProBio).
- Rio Teles Pires will have five hydroelectric power plants by the year of 2016
- Protected area cries for help