Seival power station

From Global Energy Monitor


Seival power station was a proposed 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Candiota, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.


The map below shows Candiota, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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The 600 MW Seival project was initiated by Tractebel Energia S.A., then acquired by MPX Energia SA (subsequently renamed Eneva) in November 2010. The project has already been granted an installation license and would be supplied with coal from the proposed Seival mine in southern Rio Grande do Sul state.[1]

Eneva originally planned to place a bid for the Seival plant in Brazil's December 2013 national energy auction, but opted out due to unviably low energy prices.[2]

In September 2014, Eneva renewed its license for Seival[3], and in November 2014, higher energy prices encouraged Eneva to enter the Seival project in Brazil's national energy auction.[4][5]

Seival ultimately lost out in the bidding to the Pampa Sul power station.[6] The 600MW Seival project was listed once again as a participant in Brazil's A-5 energy auction in April 2015[7], but was passed over in favor of hydroelectric, natural gas- and biomass-fueled power projects.[8]

In May 2019 Copelmi acquired the rights to develop Eneva's coal-fired power projects in Candiota, including the 600 MW Seival power station. Noting that Seival's previous environmental license had already expired, company executive Roberto Faria announced that Copelmi would instead pursue development of Eneva's 727 MW Sul power station, to be renamed Nova Seival power station.[9] There has been no subsequent news about the 600 MW Seival project and it appears to be cancelled.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Copelmi
  • Parent company: Copelmi
  • Location: Candiota, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Coordinates: -31.45444444, -53.74638889 (approximate)
  • Status:
    • Unit 1: Cancelled
    • Unit 2: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity:
    • Unit 1: 300 MW
    • Unit 2: 300 MW
  • Type: Circulating fluidized bed
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Seival mine
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "MPX finaliza compra da Seival". Exame. 2011-06-07.
  2. "Uma luz para o carvão: leilão renova chances de projetos de R$ 12,7 bilhões saírem do papel". GZH. 2013-08-24.
  3. "Usinas térmicas pedem prazo para evitar repetição de crise,", Epoca Negocios, September 18, 2014.
  4. "Carvão Mineral tem quatro projetos inscritos para o leilão de energia A-5,", SieceSC, July 1, 2014.
  5. "Duas usinas da região concorrem no leilão A-5". Jornal Minuano. August 28, 2014.
  6. "Confirmada nova usina em Candiota". Jornal Minuano. November 29, 2014.
  7. "Leilão A-5 2015 cadastra 19.826 MW em novos projetos de energia, diz EPE". Reuters. 2015-02-05.
  8. "Homologado resultado do primeiro Leilão A-5 de 2015 - Agência Nacional de Energia Elétrica - ANEEL". ANEEL. July 28, 2015.
  9. "Copelmi busca licença ambiental para concorrer em leilão de energia de setembro". Jornal Minuano. May 10, 2019.

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