Brasilia, May 22, 2012 — Brazilian state-run energy research Co. EPE will study the viability of 13 new hydroelectric power plants in the next few years.
The idea for the projects, to have a combined installed capacity of 7,125 MW, came after hydroelectric inventory studies carried out by EPE.
The bulk of the ventures will be built in the country's northern and central-western regions. The projects need preliminary environmental licenses in order to have their concessions auctioned by the government.
EPE has completed or is about to complete the inventory studies of the basins of the Branco River, in Roraima state; the Jari river, in Amapa; the Juruena River and the Aripuana River, in Mato Grosso; the Araguaia river, in Tocantins; and the Tibagi River, in Parana.