Charqueadas power station

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Charqueadas power station (Usina Termelétrica Charqueadas) is a retired power station in Charqueadas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Charqueadas power station Charqueadas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil -29.951312, -51.622419 (exact)

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: -29.951312, -51.622419

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology Start year Retired year
Unit 1 retired coal - unknown 72 subcritical 2016

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit 1 Engie Brasil Energia SA [100.0%]


The plant consisted of four 18-MW units, three of which were commissioned in 1962 and one of which was commissioned in 1969 in Charqueadas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.[1] The 72 MW plant was operated by Engie Brasil Energia, formerly Tractebel Energia SA.[2][3] The plant was retired in 2016 as part of Engie's plan to decarbonize its energy portfolio.[4]

Articles and Resources


  1. Além da eletricidade, Istoe Dinheiro, Sep. 30, 2019
  2. "IN BRIEF: Tractebel changes name to Engie Br..." BNamericas. July 14, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. Charqueadas Coal Power Plant Brazil, Global Energy Observatory, accessed November 2019
  4. "Engie desliga térmica de Charqueadas". Jornal do Comércio. December 15, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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