Brazil regulator to appeal order allowing EDF plant to resume power generation:
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Brazil regulator to appeal order allowing EDF plant to resume power generation:

Sema, an environment agency in Brazil's Mato Grosso state


Sema, an environment agency in Brazil's Mato Grosso state, said it will appeal a court injunction that allowed operation of a 400-megawatt power plant to resume after thousands of fish on the Teles Pires river died.

The agency ordered the Sinop Energia plant, majority owned by a unit of France's EDF, to close after the incident in August, but the order was temporarily overturned last week.

"The operation of spillway gates, as well as of the generators of the Sinop hydroelectric plant, should only resume after approval by the agency of measures to prevent new fish deaths," Sema said in a statement.

The regulatory wrangle highlights the environmental hurdles facing the generators of Brazil's hydroelectric power, the country's main source of electricity for decades.

Issues at the 3.3 billion reais ($612.53 million) Sinop plant date back to February 2019 when some 13 tonnes of fish died during the filling of the dam's reservoir. At the time, Sema claimed the closing and opening of the floodgates reduced oxygenation of the water and suffocated the fish.

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