Vale Azul power station

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Vale Azul power station (Usina Termelétrica de Vale Azul) is a proposed 1240-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power station in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[1]


The map below shows the approximate location of the power station in Macaé, the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Project Details

  • Sponsor: Vale Azul Energia Ltda.[2]
  • Parent company: Grupo Vale Azul[2]
  • Location: Macaé, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Coordinates: -22.3669, -41.8744 (approximate)[3]
  • Gross generating capacity (pre-construction): 1240 MW[1]
    • Unit II: Gas-fired[1][2][3] combined cycle[4], 620 MW[2][5] (start-up year not available)
    • Unit III: Gas-fired[1][2][3] combined cycle[4], 620 MW[2][5] (start-up year not available)


Encompassing two separate power plants of 620 MW each, the Vale Azul project had received an installation license from Brazil's environmental authority, IBAMA[1][2], along with approval from Macaé's municipal government as of early 2021.[6] Estimated cost for developing the project is R$ 3 billion (three billion Brazilian reais).[6] Macaé's mayor, Welberth Rezende, stated that licenses were expedited because the project has "an economic and social commitment to the city".[6] Construction of both power plants was expected to begin in late fall 2021 following the ANEEL energy auction in September 2021.[6]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Terminais de GNL no Brasil" (PDF). EPE (Empresa de Pesquisa Energética). October 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 "Vale Azul Energia". Grupo Vale Azul. Retrieved 2022-04-01.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Sistema de Informações Georreferenciadas do Setor Elétrico (SIGEL)". Agência Nacional de Energia Elétrica (ANEEL, Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency). Archived from the original on April 9, 2020. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "MHPS anuncia sua primeira vitória em leilão brasileiro de turbina a gás JAC". Terra. Archived from the original on May 6, 2021. Retrieved May 6, 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Portaria Nº 937/SPE/MME". Ministério de Minas e Energia. September 14, 2021.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "Prefeitura viabiliza instalação de novas termelétricas". Prefeitura de Macaé. September 2, 2021.