Upgrades at 3,444 MW Brazil hydro project nearly finished

Germany-based engineering group Voith has nearly completed its modernization project at the 3,444 MW Ilha Solteira hydroelectric project in Brazil.

The hydro facility, which is owned by Sao Paulo, Brazil’s Companhia Energetica de Sao Paulo, sits on the Parana River.


The upgrades will give Ilha Solteira more flexibility in supplying reactive power to Brazil’s electrical grid, Voith Hydro said.

As part of the modernization project, Voith serviced four of the plant’s 20 generators, supplied new windings, stator cores, pole coils and one new stator frame, as well as renovating the other three existing frames, according to HydroWorld.com. The company also renovated rotor poles and supplied a partial discharge detection system.

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