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480 MW of hydroelectric power coming to southern Brazil

A pair of new hydropower plants will add more than 480 MW of combined capacity to Brazil's electrical system, HydroWorld.com has learned.

The two hydro facilities -- 350-MW Baixo Iguacu and 135-MW Sao Roque -- were recently granted concession contracts by the country's Ministry of Mines and Energy.

The Baixo Iguacu plant is expected to cost US$794 million and will be located near Capanema. The plant will be operated by Brazilian power holding company Neoenergia S.A., via its subsidiary Blue Sky Generation.

Meanwhile, the $322.4 million Sao Roque hydropower facility will be located near Vargem and operated by Sao Roque Energy S.A., which is a subsidiary of Desenvix Renewables S.A.

Work on both plants is scheduled to begin in February 2013, with commissioning in 2016.

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