Esmeralda hydropower plant

Esmeralda hydropower plant is on the Bernardo José river, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

Ownership: 100% owned by Statkraft Brazil, which is 81.3% owned by Statkraft Global.

Annual production: 107.5 GWh

Power: 22.2 MW

The power plant has a total head of 83.7 meters.

The powerhouse has two Francis turbines, which receive water through a 1,222 meters long tunnel, 3 meters in diameter.

The dam is 11 meters high, RCC type.