São Domingos II is ContourGlobal’s first completed small hydropower project. Located in Goiás, in the heart of the Brazilian savanna, São Domingos II has an installed capacity of 24.6 MW, and produced 157.4 GWH in its 6,811 service hours during 2010. Remarkably, the plant features one of the highest capacity factors for a hydroelectric facility in Brazil. The facility’s performance ranks it in the top decile of hydroelectric power plants in international benchmarking. São Domingos has 150.1 hectares reservoir and powered by 3 8MW turbines and is connected through a 138kV transmission line to the local distribution Substation. The project has 30 years power purchase contracts secured at the 2007 A-3 auction promoted by the Brazilian Government.
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.