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Even in the moment in which the bid was performed those environmental groups initiated judicial proceedings to prevent the tender, but did not succeed he says, to announce the winner of the tender, which lasted only seven minutes, the national electric energy agency had to wait for that will exceed the legal appeal filed by defenders of environmental non-governmental organizationsthey were also public manifestations of rejection of the bid. For these environmental construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant, which will be the third largest in the world, will affect the biodiversity of the entire Bay of the Xingu River, where 19 indigenous villages, in addition to small farmers and coastal region are landlocked. Know that once finished all the work, to an official estimated cost of some 11 billion dollars, the hydroelectric plant must have a maximum capacity of 11 thousand 230 megawatts/hour and a generation of four thousand average 570 megawatts/hour. Publico.es comments thereon that the plant will affect 50,000 people who will lose their way of life, which depends on the Xingu. The River is no longer navigable and fishing will be compromised, according to a study by the University of Sao Paulo, the work will disrupt the course of the Xingu in 100 kilometres, which will lead to a drastic reduction in the supply of water in this vast region. This pharaonic work has attracted the attention of celebrities such as Sting and James Cameron, director of Avatar, which recently moved to the area and compared the indigenous struggle against the dam with his navi in the film.

But Belo Monte is not only challenged by their potential environmental consequences, but also because of its inefficiency. Although the project foresees an installed capacity of 11,233 megawatts, half power supply won’t be 4,500, due to fluctuations in the level of the River throughout the year. According to various studies, the plant will produce an annual average of 39% of its capacity, that is, one of the worst relations between power and energy in the Brazilian electric system.

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