Balbina Dam Profile
Capacity: 250 MW
Flooded Area: 4,447 Km2
Cost: US$ 750.0 million
Operational Status: In Operation
Operational Since: 1989
Companies Involved: Amazonas Energia S/A / Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S/A (Eletrobrás)
Indigenous people affected:
Protected areas affected:
Biological Reserve Uatumã.
Amazonas Energia S/A - formerly Manaus Energia S/A - responsible for the plant operation, is a state company controlled by the holding Eletrobrás.
- Balbina: the caotic hydroelectric plant
- Plant of Balbina is ten times worse for the greenhouse effect estimated for a same capacity thermoelectric plant
- The Balbina Dam and Displacement of the Waimiri-Atroari