Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (Cemig) of Brazil has been granted a court injunction to continue operating the 408-MW Miranda hydropower plant.
According to BNamericas, Judge Laurita Vaz of the Superior Tribunal de Justica ruled Cemig could temporarily continue as operator of the facility under existing contract terms.
Cemig’s concession for this plant expired in December 2016. Earlier this year, the mining and energy ministry rejected the utility’s request to extend its extension.
In fact, in September HydroWorld.com reported that the Brazilian government hoped to net more than $3.3 billion by selling the operating license for the Miranda and two other large projects operated by Cemig: 1.7-MW Sao Simao and 380-MW Volta Grande.