Tucuruí Dam Profile
Basins: Araguaia - Tocantins
Capacity: 8,370 MW
Flooded Area: 3,014 Km2
Affected People (official): 32,871
Cost: US$ 9.5 billion
Operational Status: In Operation
Operational Since: 1984
Companies Involved: Camargo Corrêa / Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S/A (Eletrobrás) / Centrais Elétricas do Norte do Brasil S/A (Eletronorte)
Funders Involved: Banco do Brasil / Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES) / Caixa Econômica Federal (CEF)
Biggest hydroelectric power plant 100% Brazilian in operation. The first phase of the dam construction was completed in 1984, and had 4000 MW. In mid 2007, the construction's second phase doubled its energy capacity.
Eletronorte is a federal state owned controlled by the holding Eletrobrás.
Indigenous people affected:
- Parakanã (Indigenous Land Parakanã and Indigenous Area Pucuruí).
- Gavião Parkatêjê (Indigenous Land Mãe Maria).
- Asurini do Tocantins (Indigenous Land Trocará).
- Krikati (Indigenous Land Krikati).
- Guajajara (Indigenous Land Cana Brava).
- The possible microclimate changes cause by the formation of the Tucuruı reservoir -PA
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- The movement of the affected by the Tucuruí dam: an oral history
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