Dona Francisca

The Dona Francisca hydropower plant.

Ownership: 2.1% owned by Statkraft Energias Renováveis, which is 81.3% owned by Statkraft.
Production: 679 GWh
Power: 125 MW

The Dona Francisca hydropower plant has an installed capacity of 125.0 MW and uses a total head of approximately 40 metres. It is located on the Jacuí river in the State of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil.

The powerhouse has two Francis turbines which receive water from two penstocks which are 85 metres long and 6.30 metres in diameter. A 51 metre high rolled compacted concrete dam holds a reservoir of 19.2 square kilometres.