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Hydropower in Brazil

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This project produces clean energy by way of hydropower. The project supports the construction of small hydropower plants (SHPs) located in the Júlio de Castilhos and Salto Jacuí municipalities, which are both in Rio Grande do Sul state in southern Brazil. One of the SHP’s has an installed power of 17.95 MW and a new reservoir which in its higher water level occupies an area of 0.83 km2. The other SHP has an installed power of 13.230 MW and a new reservoir which in its higher water level occupies an area of 0.66 km2. The project provides electric power to the National Interconnected System—SIN (Sistema Interconectado Nacional). This displaces the use of fossil fuels for energy, which reduces the amount of carbon and other GHG emissions, combating climate change while providing renewable sources of energy.


Tons of carbon dioxide reduced each year


  • Reduces the need for fossil fuels for energy production, lowers GHG emissions, and combats climate change.
  • Creates job opportunities for the local communities.
  • Reduces the amount of pollution related to fossil fuel emissions and the social costs related to it.



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Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere. This project aids in carbon sequestration which helps fight climate change.

Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity. This project creates renewable energy that helps power the local communities.

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