Fortaleza is located in Caucaia municipality, 50 km from the capital of Ceará state. Fortaleza is a 327 MW gross combined cycle thermal power plant that uses natural gas; and is able generate one third of the electricity needs of Ceará, state that has a population of nearly 9 million inhabitants.
Fortaleza was built in a 70 thousand square meters area, and is part of the infrastructure of the Industrial and Port Complex of Pecém, in Caucaia municipality, and is part of the Thermoelectricity Priority Program (PPT) of the Federal Government. Fortaleza has a strategic location to boost regional growth and to facilitate the setup of other industries. Its main customer is the distribution company Enel Distri-bución Ceará and its most important supplier is Petrobras.
Electricity generation in 2018 was 537 GWh, while sales reached 2,763 GWh.