Baguari Hidro Power Plant (HPP), buit in the riverbed of Rio Doce, in Governador Valadares (MG), started its operations on September 9, 2009. With 4 generating engines, with 35MW each, the plant also encompasses the cities of Periquito, Alpercata, Fernandes Tourinho, Sobrália and Iapu, in the State of Minas Gerais. Its installed capacity is 140 MW, generating energy enough to supply a city with 140 thousand inhabitants.
The enterprise was built and installed by the Baguari HPP Consortium, a company incorporated by the joining of the companies Baguari I (51%) and Baguari Energia (49%). The former is fully controlled by Neoenergia, while the latter comprises Cemig Geração and Transmissão (34%) and Furnas (15%).
HISTORY OF THE ENTERPRISE
The construction works for the building of Baguari Hydro Power Plant started on May 10, 2007, carried out by the construction consortium, formed by Construtora Norberto Odebrecht, Voight Siemens and Engevix. The start-up of the plant occurred two years later, in September 2009.
For the construction of Baguari UPP, around R$ 500 million was invested, from which 51% were granted by Neoenergia while 34% came from Cemig and the remaining 15% from Furnas.
The construction works of the plant generated an average of 600 jobs.
During the Plant's implementation, Environmental Impact Studies and Environmental Impact Reports (EIA-RIA) were carried out, aiming to analyze the social and environmental conditions of the areas covered by the enterprise and minimize the impacts in the physical, biotical and social and economic environment.