Rio Grande is a 750MW hydro power project. It is located on Rio Grande river/basin in Cordoba, Argentina. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 1976 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1986. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by Panedile Argentina SAICF eI and is currently owned by Empresa ProvIncial de Energia de Cordoba.

Rio Grande is a pumped storage project. The gross head of the project is 204m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 2 in number. The penstock length is 330m. The project generated 970 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1976 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1986.

Contractors involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 187.5MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 210 MVA.

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About Panedile Argentina SAICF eI

Panedile Argentina SAICF eI(Panedile) is a construction and engineering service provider. The company offers construction and works management services in the areas of hydropower and hydraulic works, roadways and highways, sanitation, architecture, mining, and oil and gas. It offers various projects such as Punta Negra Hydroelectric Power Station, El Tambolar Hydroelectric Power Station, Juan Felipe Ibarra Complex, Altamar Sky Rise Residences, Santiago Del Estero Data Center, Resistencia Treatment Plant, Bernal Pumping Station, Bahia Blanca Sewage Treatment Plant, Farallon Negro Mining Complex, Alfalfal Hydroelectric Power Station, Rio Grande Hydroelectric Power Station, and others. Panedile is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

This content was updated on 4 January 2024

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