Maranhão São Luís power station

From Global Energy Monitor


Maranhão São Luís power station was a proposed 350-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil.


The map below shows São Luís, the approximate location where the plant was to be built.

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In 2007 several sources, including Brazil's Globo news agency and Portuguese energy company EDP (Energias de Portugal), reported that Energias do Brasil, the Brazilian subsidiary of EDP, would invest US$450 million in a new 350MW coal-fired power plant in São Luís de Maranhão, Brazil.[1][2] As of 2013, the project was still included in the Platts database of proposed coal plants,[3] but it appears to have been cancelled, as there have been no further news reports about the project.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Energias do Brasil
  • Parent company: EDP - Energias de Portugal
  • Location: São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil
  • Coordinates: -2.528, -44.3044 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 350 MW
  • Type: Subcritical

Articles and resources


  1. "Energias do Brasil construirá usina a carvão no MA", Globo, April 11, 2007.
  2. "Energias do Brasil adquire direitos para construir central termoeléctrica no Maranhão". EDP Portugal. April 11, 2007.
  3. "World Electric Power Plants Database", Platts, December 2013. The database is not available online but can be purchased from Platts.

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