Aneel, the Brazilian power regulator, has approved the commercial start-up of four generating units totalling 287 MW at the Rio Madeira mega-hydroelectric complex in Brazil.

In a statement published by federal gazette Diário Oficial da União on Monday, Aneel said two 69.5 MW units began production at the Jirau plant while 73.2 MW and 75 MW turbines were activated at the Santo Antônio facility.
Madeira mega-hydroelectric complex
Located in the western state of Rondônia, Rio Madeira’s installed capacity will reach 6.6 GW when construction work is completed in 2016.

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