Francisco Gross SHP

São João hydropower plant is located on the Itapemirim Braço Norte Direito, a tributary of the Itapemirim river, in the southern region of the State of Espírito Santo in Brazil.

Ownership: 100 % owned by Statkraft Energias Renováveis, which is 81.3 % owned by Statkraft.

Production: 136.5 GWh

Power: 29 MW

The power plant has an installed capacity of 29 MW and utilises a total head of approximately 61.5 metres.

The powerhouse has two Francis turbines which receive water by a 1,533.8 metres long tunnel, 5.5 metres in diameter.

The dam is a 23 metre high, gravity type dam and holds a reservoir of 72 hectares.