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Rio Madeira Brazil

Around 95 percent of energy in Brazil is generated by hydropower. Plans for further expansion, with hydropower plants from remote regions such as the Amazon, aim to cover the continuing increase in electricity demand in the future.

The transmission capacity is 3150 MW at a DC voltage of ±600 kV.
The valve hall was equipped with components by Lorünser.

The Rio Madeira project comprises two power plants and is designed to counteract outages or even blackouts caused by overloading and seasonally fluctuating power generation.

The challenge: The power is transmitted to urban centres such as Sao Paolo via a 2500-kilometre DC power line.  

All transmission takes place via Lorünser connection clamps. The transmission capacity for the bipolar project is 3150 MW at a DC voltage of ±600 kV.