Rio Grande do Sul govt proposes Eletrobras to build 20-MW coal/biomass TPP
Jun 21, 2013 - The government of the southern Brazilian Rio Grande do Sul state presented to federal power holding company Eletrobras (SAO:ELET6) a project for the construction of a 20-MW thermoelectric power plant (TPP) to run on mineral coal and biomass.
The state's vice-governor Beto Grill showed to Eletrobras' power generation director Valter Cardeal the economical and technical feasibility studies of the project, which may be developed by Eletrobras' subsidiary Companhia de Geracao Termica de Energia Eletrica (CGTEE) operating in Rio Grande do Sul.
This facility is an idea of the state government from 2012 aimed at providing income and jobs for the coal mining sector in the region. According to Cardeal, now is the right moment for the development of mineral coal-fired power projects. Apart from being less pollutant, such plants are a good alternative for remote rural areas with power supply problems.
This new facility will replace the outdated Sao Jeronimo thermal plant.