For a partial list search on this string: Principais Reservatórios do Brasil
As of yesterday, February 11, 2016,
Sao SImao 90.66% (but, mustn't CEMIG give it up soon? I don't know.)
Nova Ponte 29.29%
Tres Marias 26.87%
These levels are up from 6 weeks ago, but still low. The historical pattern suggests, there will be about 2 more months of rainy season.
Searching Cemig's website I haven't yet found recent info.
Here's an outdated list of plants.
(* means concession wasn't renewed or is contested. I don't know current status.)
Sao SImao 1710 MW*
Emborcacao 1192 MW
Nova Ponte 510 MW
Jaguara 424 MW*
Miranda 408 MW*
Tres Marias 396 MW
Volta Grande 380 MW
Irape 360 MW
Salto Grande 102 MW
Itutinga 52 MW
Camargos 45 MW
In late November they acquired at auction 700 MW more at cost
of R$2.2 billion.
BTW, nobody here is going to make the stock rise by suppressing negative info. The
adrs we trade are the tail of the dog. The dog trades on the Brazilian exchange where
they're well aware of the reservoir levels.
Southern Brazil never really experienced this drought. Minas Gerais is hundreds of miles north of Iguacu. The rains have been strong for the last month, but the reservoirs are still low on average for this time of year.
In northern Brazil the drought is still devastating. A theory is that deforestation is disrupting the formation of air flows which until now drew Atlantic Ocean moisture deep into the continent, all the way to the Andes, and then back east.
Without that natural "pump" much of Brazil could turn into another Sahara. OTOH there have been droughts
in Brazil before, but this one is the worst in atleast a hundred years.