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The Furnas Hydroelectric Plant was the first plant built by the Company, from which it inherited the name. The dam is located in the middle course of the Rio Grande, in the section called "Corredeiras das Furnas", between the municipalities of So Jos da Barra and So Joo Batista do Glria, in Minas Gerais. The plant's privileged location (500 km from Rio de Janeiro, 400 km from So Paulo and 300 km from Belo Horizonte) allowed a major energy collapse in Brazil to be avoided in the mid-1960s, avoiding rationing and cutting supply of electricity to the Brazilian industrial park. Here we have a beautiful view of the Rio Grande in its natural course, after the passage of water through the dam, made possible by privileged belvedere next to the dam.

A Usina Hidreltrica de Furnas foi a primeira usina construda pela Empresa, da qual herdou o nome. A barragem est localizada no curso mdio do rio Grande, no trecho denominado "Corredeiras das Furnas", entre os municpios de So Jos da Barra e So Joo Batista do Glria, em Minas Gerais. A localizao privilegiada da usina (500 km do Rio de Janeiro, 400 km de So Paulo e 300 km de Belo Horizonte) permitiu que se evitasse, em meados da dcada de 60, um grande colapso energtico no Brasil, evitando o racionamento e o corte no fornecimento de energia eltrica ao parque industrial brasileiro. Aqui temos uma bela vista do Rio Grande em seu curso natural, aps a passagem das guas pela barragem , propiciada pela privilegiado mirante junto barragem.

Nikon D40 1/25s f/22 75mm Iso 200 Raw

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