Rio de Janeiro – Eletrobras saw an increase of 30% of the country’s installed capacity and surpassed 50,000 MW. The company reported this number is relative to 128 plants its companies own or has shares of.
With the start of the commercial operations of the 15th generating unit of the Belo Monte plant this Wednesday (20), the Eletrobras companies attained 50,207 MW of installed power. The company reported that, since the 14th generating unit of Belo Monte installed at the Xingu River, Pará, started operating in July, the hydroelectric plant became the largest plant 100% Brazilian.
“Still in 2019, it’s forecasted that three other generating units of Belo Monte will start operating,” its statement said. Eletrobras reported that the 50,000 MW mark reinforces its companies’ contribution “so that Brazil has one of the world’s largest clean energy matrix with the lowest amount of greenhouse effect gas emissions, in addition to have one of the planet’s largest hydroelectrical plants.”
Translated by Guilherme Miranda