Termopernambuco (Termope), wholly owned by Grupo
Neoenergia, is responsible for the implementation and operation of the
Thermal Power Plant (TPP). The enterprise is able to generate up to 532
MW, from three turbines in a combined cycle system. This system operates
based on a process that combines the operation of two gas turbines,
driven by the combustion of natural gas, with that of a steam turbine.
Termope PPT is responsible for producing 33% of Grupo Neoenergia's
generation capacity, equivalent to more than 40% of generation in terms
of effective capacity, which represents approximately one quarter of the
energy consumed in Pernambuco.
plant maintains electrical energy sales contracts (455 MW average) with
two distributors of Grupo Neoenergia for a period of 20 years:
Companhia Energética de Pernambuco - Celpe (390 MW average) and
Companhia de Energia Elétrica do Estado da Bahia – Coelba (65 MW
construction of the Termope TPP began in 2001, within the Federal
Government's Thermoelectricity Priority Program. Three years later, in
2004, the plant went into commercial operation.
Termopernambuco TPP certified its Integrated Management System. This
was a quality certificate awarded by means of an audit, related to the
ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management) and ISO 9001:2008 (Quality