RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This week, the regulator authorized the request of the state-owned companies to conduct technical and economic feasibility studies of the Jamanxim, Cachoeira do Caí and Cachoeira dos Patos dams, hydroelectric plants that would generate over 2,200 megawatts, enough to supply more than 3 million families.
The studies may be conducted until December 31, 2023. ANEEL (Brazil's electric power regulator) has been receiving requests to study the construction of these plants for over 10 years, but these were never allowed.
Eletrobras and Eletronorte are part of the "Tapajós Consortium," created to enable these . . .