Paulo Afonso IV Hydroelectric Plant
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Paulo Afonso IV Hydroelectric Power Plant Brazil is located at Paulo Afonso in Bahia, Brazil. This infrastructure is of TYPE Hydro Power Plant with a design capacity of 2642.4 MWe. It has 6 unit(s). It is operated by Companhia Hidro-Eletrica do Sao Francisco (CHESF).
The Paulo Afonso Dam located 2 km southwest of the falls is 35 m high and 7,430 m long. It is located on Sao Francisco River with reservoir. The dam is an earth and rock-fill type, but is 1,053 m in length of concrete structures which include the power plant's intake and the spillway. The spillway is composed of eight floodgates and has a maximum discharge capacity of 10,000 m3/s. The dam withholds a 127,500,000 m3 capacity reservoir with a surface area of 12.9 km. The reservoir receives water through a channel that originates near the southern end of the Appolonius Sales Reservoir and continues south, skirting the city. The Paulo Afonso IV power house is also underground and is 210 m long, 52 m high and 24 m wide. It contains six 410.4 MW generators for an installed capacity of 2,462.4 MW.
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