São João hydropower plant
São João hydropower plant is located on the Castelo river in the state of Espírito Santo.
2007Entered into operation
25 MWInstalled capacity
113.4 GWhAnnual production
The power plant has a total head of 263.5m and the powerhouse is equipped with two Francis turbines, which receive water through a 6,200m long tunnel with 4m in base and 4m in arch, in addition to a 750m long penstock with 1.7m in diameter. The concrete gravity dam is 18.6m high.