GE Renewable Energy wins contract for Igarapava Hydroelectric Plant

Hydro Review has reported that GE Renewable Energy’s Hydro Solutions signed a contract to provide full operations and maintenance (O&M) for the Igarapava Hydroelectric Power Plant.

The 210-MW Igarapava Plant is located in Rio Grande in the Paraná River Basin, between the states of São Paulo and Minas Gerais in Brazil.

GE said Igarapava was a pioneer in Brazil in the use of the bulb turbine, which optimises electricity generation from dams with fast-running water and extremely low heads (less than 20 m from the top to the bottom of the dam).

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