Project History

The initial studies date back to the 1930s, when the now defunct company Empresas Elétricas Brasileiras S.A., proposed the construction of three hydroelectric power plants at the Taquari/Antas River drainage basin. In the 1990s, CEEE - The Rio Grande do Sul State Electricity Company, carried out a number of studies investigating the basin’s hydraulic potential, culminating in the identification of 57 sites with potentials between one and 130 MW. Specifically at the Antas River, 20 sites were selected, among them, Monte Claro (130MW), Castro Alves (130MW) and 17 de Julho (100MW).