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)
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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