ENEVA reported in 2015 thatit operates one of the largest natural gas-fueled thermoelectric power generation complexes in Brazil, a pioneering project that integrates natural gas production to power generation. The Parnaíba Complex comprises the thermoelectric plants Parnaíba I, Parnaíba II, Parnaíba III and Parnaíba IV, which are installed in the municipality of Santo Antônio dos Lopes, in the state of Maranhão. The gas used as fuel for the plants is produced in the exploratory blocks of Parnaíba Gás Natural, in the Parnaíba Basin.
The plants Parnaíba I (676 MW), Parnaíba III (176 MW) and Parnaíba IV (56 MW) are currently in operation and supplying power to Brazil's National Interconnected System (SIN). When the operation of Parnaíba II is started (518 MW), the Parnaíba Complex will reach 1,425 MW in operation.
This project is in operation and supplying the Brazil's National Interconnected System (SIN).
Status: licensed capacity to reach eventually up to 3,722 MW
Generated jobs: 3,700 direct jobs at the peak of works