Brazil’s São Paulo largest hydroelectric reservoir at technical low: shipping on Tieté-Paraná rivers banned

The prolonged drought has led the reservoir to stand 322.94 meters above sea level; the minimum for operation is 314 meters.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The drought in Brazil has caused the Ilha Solteira hydroelectric plant, the largest in the state of São Paulo, to reach the reservoir low dead volume on Wednesday, September 15. On the National Electric System Operator (ONS) website it is reported that the reservoir has reached "0%."

But both the ONS and CTG Brasil, the company currently responsible for Ilha Solteira's operation, claim that the reservoir is still operating, as it sits 322.94 meters above sea level - any position below 323 meters, at this plant, is considered a dead volume.

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