Tupã power station

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Tupã power station (Usina Termelétrica Tupã) is a gas-fueled power station in Macaé, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Project Details

Table 1: Unit-level details for Tupã power station

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP[1] Start year Retired year
1 pre-construction[2] gas 1856 MW combined cycle[3] not found 2024 (planned)[3]

Table 2: Unit-level ownership details for Tupã power station

Unit name Operator Owner Parent
1 Global Participações em Energia S.A.[4] Global Participações em Energia S.A.[100.0%][4] Global Group[100.0%][5]


Table 3: Plant-level location details for Tupã power station

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Tupã power station Macaé, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -22.2796, -41.7330 (approximate)

The map below shows the approximate location of the power station.

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In July 2019, the Tupã plant received its environmental license and was the subject of public hearings in the city of Macaé.[6][3] As of December 2021, it was one of several new power plants proposed for the Macaé region.[2]

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  1. CHP = Combined Heat and Power
  2. 2.0 2.1 "energiaeambiente.org.br/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/20211214_notatecnicamacaequalidadedoar.pdf" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on December 15, 2021. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Macaé Section". SPE. Archived from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Termelétricas consolidarão um novo ciclo na economia de Macaé". Portal de Notícias Macaé. September 19, 2020. Archived from the original on May 12, 2021. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  5. "Apresentação". GPE Participações. Archived from the original on May 6, 2021. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  6. "Projetos de implantação de duas novas termelétricas serão apresentados em Macaé, no RJ". G1. July 12, 2019.