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Countries: Brazil
Regions: Tocantins
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Energy efficiency (SDG 7.3)
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Sustainable Withdrawals
Progress to Date: 290976 tons CO2-reduction
Services Needed: Monitoring & evaluation
Desired Partner: NGO / Civil Society
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2020  »  Ongoing
Project Website: fpm.climatepartner.com/project/1014/en?utm_source=climatemap...
Contextual Condition(s): None
Additional Benefits: None
Beneficiaries: None
Planning & Implementation Time: 1-3 years
Primary Funding Source: Pool funding (joint funding of several partners)
Project Source: Admin
Profile Completion: 87%

Project Overview

The Cons�rcio Empresarial Salto Pil�o operates a run-of-river hydro power plant, situated in the state of Santa Catarina in the south of Brazil, with an installed capacity of 182.3 MW. The power plant increases the share of renewable energy in the country�s power grid, which is currently highly dependent on fossil fuel-fired power plants. By replacing fossil fuels and preventing the reconstruction of fossil fuel power plants, the project annually avoids the emission of…

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The Cons�rcio Empresarial Salto Pil�o operates a run-of-river hydro power plant, situated in the state of Santa Catarina in the south of Brazil, with an installed capacity of 182.3 MW. The power plant increases the share of renewable energy in the country�s power grid, which is currently highly dependent on fossil fuel-fired power plants. By replacing fossil fuels and preventing the reconstruction of fossil fuel power plants, the project annually avoids the emission of 290,976 tons of CO2-equivalents.The run-of-river hydro power plant ponds parts of the Itaja� A�u river in a reservoir of 0.15 km2 and uses the water to produce electricity with two Francis turbines.Placed in a beneficial topographical area, there is no need for a large water reservoir to run the power plant. Thus negative impacts on the environment are avoided. There is also no need to relocate parts of the local population, which is often necessary with hydro power plants with larger reservoirs. Due to the positive environmental and social effects, local stakeholders and public entities also supported the implementation of the project.How does hydropower help fight global warming?Since hydropower is created without burning fossil fuels, it is considered emission-free. The growth of renewable energy production is essential to limiting global warming and securing energy supplies for the future. The amount of emissions saved by a hydropower project is calculated using the baseline method: how much CO2 would be released by generating the same amount of energy using standard energy production methods for the region?

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Project Benefits: None
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Months & Implementing: 1-3 years
Primary Funding Source: Pool funding (joint funding of several partners)

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