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Operador Nacional do Sistema Eltrico HDVC

From the Santo Antonio hydro power plant control room, the coordination process between power production and HVDC transmitted power begins.

HVDC in Northern Brazil

The Madeira River HVDC project provides bulk energy transfer for hydro power.

As early as 2008, generation auctions were held for hydroelectric expansions of the Santo Antonio and Jirau hydro power plants, built on the Madeira River in the state of Rondonia in northwestern Brazil. The preliminary installed capacity was 6940 MW. To transmit the output of these power plants, an auction was held to procure the public electric power transmission system, which included the construction, operation and maintenance of facilities within the Brazilian interconnected power sy

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