September 1, 2017 / 7:27 PM / a year ago

Brazil Belo Monte dam limits power generation as transmission lines falter

SAO PAULO, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Brazil’s Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, the country’s second largest power project, will restrict the amount of electricity it generates due to insufficient transmission lines, according to an official document seen by Reuters on Friday.

Current transmission line capacity will not allow for the plant to transmit electricity generated by a new turbine expected to be ready in September in the complex, the document said. Belo Monte is owned by a consortium including Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras SA (Eletrobras), Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais (Cemig), Neoenergia SA , Light SA and mining company Vale . (Reporting by Luciano Costa; Writing by Marcelo Teixeira; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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