Couto Magalhães Dam Profile
Basins: Araguaia - Tocantins
Capacity: 150 MW
Flooded Area: 9 Km2
Cost: R$ 222.0 million
Operational Status: Under Construction
Companies Involved: Consórcio Ener-Rede Couto Magalhães / Enercouto S/A / Rede Couto Magalhães Energia S/A
Alto Araguaia (MT) and Santa Rita do Araguaia (GO).
Ener-Rede Couto Magalhães Consortium is responsible for the plant: 49% to Enercouto S/A (Portuguese EDP group) and 51% for Rede Couto Magalhães Energia S/A (Rede Energia group).
* Indigenous population affected:
- Boróro (Merure and Sangradouro/Volta Grande Indigenous Lands)
- Xavante (Pimentel Barbosa, São Marcos, Areões and Sangradouro/Volta Grande Indigenous Lands).
* "Electric power generation and transmission: the impact on indigenous peoples in Brazil" - Sergio Koifman (Fiocruz)
Priority areas for biodiversity conservation affected:
Area delimited by Ordinance 09.07 of the Environment Ministry (MMA) of 23/01/2007.
11 archaeological sites are located in the area of influence of the venture.