On May 5, 2016, Norte Energia SA, a consortium of which Neoenergia participates, inaugurated the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Plant (HPP). Located in the Xingu River, in Pará, its installed capacity is 11,233.1 MW, being recognized as the largest 100% Brazilian hydroelectric plant.
Currently, the plant has 18 of its 24 generating units in activity, and its completion is scheduled for December 2019, when the last of the 24 turbines will be finished.
The enterprise uses, on its main reservoir, a preservation technology known as water stream (“fio d'água"), which complies with the strictest principles of sustainability, respecting and taking care not only of the environment, but of the local communities.
HISTORY OF THE ENTERPRISE
In August 2010, the CEO of Neoenergia signed the concession agreement for the construction of the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Power Plant. The project began to be built in 2011, and is ready to start operating in 2016.
The Belo Monte Hydroelectric Plant has a Dams Safety Plan, with actions periodically inspected by the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL).
The monitoring of the structures, provided for in the Plan, is one of the best equipped in the country. With 1,976 instruments of 12 different types, a periodic evaluation is carried out on the performance of the concrete structures of the 28 dams that make up the Intermediate Reservoir and the Pimental and Belo Monte dams.