Parnaiba I thermoelectric plant, located in the Brazilian state of Maranhao, has completed its $553m first phase and entered full commercial operation.

Following the  start-up of its fourth 169 MW gas turbine, the thermal plant reached its full installed capacity of 676 MW

Aneel, Brazil’s electricity regulatory agency, has previously given the go ahead for the commercial start-up of the fourth turbine.

MPX Energia, a subsidiary of EBX Group, owns and operates Parnaiba I.

According to a report on its website, MPX plans to continue to increase the installed capacity of the Parnaiba I thermoelectric complex to 1420 MW.

Parnaiba I is fuelled by natural gas supplied by OGX Maranhao, a subsidiary jointly owned by MPX and OGX.

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