The largest 100% Brazilian Hydroelectric Power Plant
Brazil has the cleanest and most renewable energy matrix in the world and the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Plant, installed n the Xingu River in Pará, contributes to this result. With an installed capacity of 11,233.1 MW and an average generation capacity of 4,571 MW, Belo Monte is the largest 100% Brazilian HPP.
In order to reduce the environmental impact, the main reservoir of the project, formed n the Xingu river channel, features a run-of-the-river design, a modern and preservationist technology that meets the most rigid principles of sustainability, respecting the environment and the surrounding communities.
Together with the Intermediate reservoir, the flooded area of the project totals 478 square kilometers - considered small compared to the areas flooded by other hydroelectric projects and the plant’s installed capacity. Both reservoirs are located between the municipalities of Altamira, Brasil Novo and Vitória do Xingu. The area covered by the plant also includes two other municipalities: Anapu and Senador José Porfírio.