Boa Esperança Hydroelectric Power Plant

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Boa Esperança Hydroelectric Power Station
Location Guadalupe, Piauí, Brazil
Coordinates 06°42′21″S 43°44′11″W / 6.70583°S 43.73639°W / -6.70583; -43.73639Coordinates: 06°42′21″S 43°44′11″W / 6.70583°S 43.73639°W / -6.70583; -43.73639
Construction began 1970
Dam and spillways
Impounds Parnaíba River
Height 53 m (174 ft)
Length 5,212 m (17,100 ft)
Spillway capacity 12,000 m3/s (420,000 cu ft/s)
Reservoir
Creates Boa Esperança Reservoir
Total capacity 5,100,000,000 m3 (4,100,000 acre·ft)
Power station
Installed capacity 237.3 MW (318,200 hp)

The Boa Esperança Hydroelectric Power Station (formerly known as Marshal Castelo Branco Hydroelectric Power Station) is a hydroelectric power station in the city of Guadalupe, Piauí in Brazil. It is located on the Parnaíba River.

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