Aneel, Brazil’s electricity regulatory agency, has given the greenlight for the commercial start-up of Porto do Pecem II thermoelectric plant’s first generation unit.

The unit has an installed capacity of 360 MW, according to Seenews.

The thermoelectric plant is located on the state of Ceara, in the northeast of the country.

The Porto do Pecem II complex will comprise a second, similarly sized generation unit, so once completed the facility will have 720 MW of installed capacity.

The coal-fired thermoelectric plant is jointly owned by EDP no Brasil and ENEVA SA, formerly MPX Energia.

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