Cana Brava Dam Profile
Basins: Araguaia - Tocantins
Capacity: 450 MW
Flooded Area: 139 Km2
Affected People (official): 875
Cost: US$ 426.0 million
Operational Status: In Operation
Operational Since: 2002
Companies Involved: Companhia Energética Meridional (CEM) / Coyne et Bellier / GDF Suez / Tractebel
The Companhia Energética Meridional (CEM), responsible for the plant operation, is a subsidiary of Tractebel Energia S/A, controlled by the French group GDF SUEZ.
Although official data points out 258 families affected by the reservoir, the Brazilian Movement of Dam-Affected People (MAB) estimates that 1400 families were directly affected by the project.
Indigenous people affected:
- Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).
- Brazilian National Development Bank (BNDES).
- Hydroelectric floods Indigenous Land Ava-Canoeiro
- Action asks the recovery of the vegetation that were not withdrawn from where the dam reservoir is today
- Letter to the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) about the Populations Affected by the Cana Brava dam on the Tocantins River, Brazil
- NGOs request that the IDB and BNDES are hold responsible for the damage caused by the hydroelectric plant