Picote is a 433MW hydro power project. It is located on Douro river/basin in Braganca, Portugal. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 1954 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1958. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by Energias de Portugal. Engie and Mirova are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 40% and 25% respectively.

Picote is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 63 million cubic meter.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1954 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1958.

Contractors involved

Picote (Picote I) is equipped with Sorefame francis turbines. The phase consists of 3 turbines with 64MW nameplate capacity.

Picote (Picote II) is equipped with Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation francis turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 241MW nameplate capacity.

Sorefame supplied 3 electric generators for the Picote (Picote I).

Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation supplied 1 electric generator for the Picote (Picote II). The generator capacity is 273 MVA.

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About Energias de Portugal

Energias de Portugal SA (EDP) is a vertically integrated energy utility. It generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity, and transports, distributes and sells natural gas. The company produces electricity using hydro, coal, nuclear, waste, wind, solar and other sources. EDP also purchases and sells energy in the Iberia market; and provides engineering, professional training, laboratory tests, energy services and property management services. It is owned by China Three Gorges, OPPIDUM, Blackrock Inc, CNIC, Mubadala and others. The company serves residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial and other customers in Portugal, Spain, Brazil, the US and other countries. EDP is headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.