São Manoel Dam Profile
Rivers: Teles Pires
Capacity: 746 MW
Flooded Area: 53 Km2
Operational Status: Under Construction
Companies Involved: China Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC) / Construtora Andrade Gutierrez S/A / EDP Energias do Brasil S/A / Empresa de Pesquisa Energética (EPE)
Investment Plans: Plano Decenal de Expansão de Energía 2020, Brasil / Plano Decenal de Expansão de Energía 2021, Brasil / Programa de Aceleração do Crescimento, Brasil
The São Manuel dam is part of the Teles Pires Hydroelectric Complex, also composed by five other hydroelectric projects: Teles Pires (1820 MW), Sinop (461 MW), Colíder (342 MW), Foz do Apiacás (275 MW) and Magessi (53 MW).
Paranaíta (MT) and Jacareanga (PA).
Empresa de Pesquisa Energética (EPE) is an agency of Brazil's Ministry of Mines and Energy.
A consortium of EDP (66.6%) and Furnas (33.3%) won the project auction in December 2013. In February 2014, EDP sold half of its share to CWEI, an investment arm of China Three Gorges Corporation. As a result, CWEI retains 33.3% share of the São Manoel Dam.
Federal Government previews that the dam will start operation in 2015.
* Indigenous people:
- Kaiabi (Kayabi-Apiaká Indigenous Land).
- Apiaká (Kayabi-Apiaká Indigenous Land).
* Empresa de Pesquisa Energética (EPE) promotes studies to identify impacts involving the above mentioned communities.
Protection areas affected:
Presence of Environmental Protection Corridors (region included in the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Brazilian Biological Diversity Program - Probio).
Due to the late submission of data and reports, Andrade Gutierrez's authorization to conduct the feasibility study was changed to inactive status.