Belo Monte HPP, the largest 100% Brazilian hydroelectric plant
Brazil has the cleanest and most renewable energy matrix on the planet and the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Plant, installed on the Xingu River, in Pará, contributes to this result. With an installed capacity of 11,233.1 MW and an average amount of power generation of 4,571 MW, Belo Monte establishes itself as the largest hydroelectric plant 100% Brazilian. In order to reduce the environmental impact, the main reservoir of the enterprise, formed on the Xingu River channel, was designed with runoff, a modern and preservationist technology that meets the most rigid principles of sustainability, respecting the environment and surrounding communities. Together with the Intermediate reservoir, the project's flooded area totals 478 square kilometers - considered small compared to the flooded area 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 plant's coverage area also includes two other municipalities: Anapu and Senador José Porfírio.