One step ahead for Belo Monte hydropower facility

After a temporary stop some months ago, the third unit at the soon-to-be largest Brazilian hydropower facility Belo Monte hydropower facility, with a capacity of 611 MW, was cleared to start operating by Agencia Nacional de Energia Eletrica (Aneel).
According to BNamericas, adding this unit has brought total capacity of the facility to more than 2 GW.
Belo Monte is on the Xingu River in Para State and began delivering electricity to the national grid of Brazil in April 2016. The Norte Energia consortium that owns the project includes Eletrobras and its subsidiaries Eletronorte and Chesf. Other investors are Neoenergia, Petros, Funcef, Light S.A., J Malucelli Energia, Vale and Sinobras.
The facility is expected to be fully operational in January 2019 and at that time will have a capacity of 11.2 GW.