Overview

Like traditional hydroelectric plants, run-of-river installations use water to drive electricity-generating turbines, but with less environmental impact compared to the large reservoirs. ContourGlobal estimates that Brazil has up to 10,000 MW in untapped run-of-river potential. The Galheiros 12 MW hydroelectric power plant in the state of Goiás is our second run-of-river investment in the country, with a 73.9 hectares reservoir and powered by 2 6MW turbines Galheiros is connected through a 138kV transmission line to the local distribution Substation. The project has 30 years power purchase contracts secured at the 2010 renewable auction promoted by the Brazilian Government.

Global Citizenship

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How we work with our neighbors in Goiás, Brazil:

  • Providing materials for activities at a child labor eradication center. Children involved in the center’s sports, music, and recreational activities are less likely to be drawn into child labor.
  • Refurbishing a retirement home with bedding, furniture, and repairs for a healthy and safe living environment
  • Organizing a four-day Environmental Week event series with site visits and activities for 100+ area students