Viçosa SHP

São João hydropower plant is located on the Castelo River, 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: 22.1 GWh

Power: 4.5 MW

The power plant has an installed capacity of 4.5 MW and utilises a total head of approximately 63 metres.

The powerhouse has two Francis turbines which receive water by a 860 metres penstock, 1.9 metres in diameter.

The dam is a 8.2 metre high, gravity type and holds a reservoir of 2 hectares.