Abanico Laja is a 136MW hydro power project. It is located on Laja river/basin in Bio Bio, Chile. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1948.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 136 136 Active Bio Bio, Chile


The project is currently owned by Enel Generacion Chile with a stake of 100%.

Abanico Laja is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project are 147m and 145.7m respectively. Abanico Laja underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 1959. The project generated 330.71 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1948.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Sistema Interconectado Central under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

The turbines for the hydro power project have been supplied by DBS Escher Wyss and Morgan Smith.

The electric generators for the project were procured from AEG Power Solutions and GE Renewable Energy.


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