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December 15, 2021

Acaray HPP, Paraguay

By Carmen

Acaray HPP is a 200MW hydro power project. It is located on Acaray river/basin in Alto Parana, Paraguay. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 1965 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1968.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 200 200 Active Alto Parana, Paraguay Administracion Nacional de Electricidad


The project is developed and owned by Administracion Nacional de Electricidad. The company has a stake of 100%.

Acaray HPP is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 80 million cubic meter. Acaray HPP underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 1977, 2018. The project generated 950 GWh of electricity.

Acaray HPP (Acaray HPP Phase I) consists of 2 units of francis turbines.

Acaray HPP (Acaray HPP Phase II) consists of 2 units of francis turbines.

The hydro power project consists of 2 generators each with 56 MVA nameplate capacity and 2 generators each with 60.7 MVA nameplate capacity respectively.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1965 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1968.

About Administracion Nacional de Electricidad

Administracion Nacional de Electricidad (ANDE) carries out the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. The utility offers electric transport and street lighting services. It provides online bill payment, outage reporting, electric metering, rebates and incentives, energy saving tips, connects and disconnect service, meter reading, energy assistance, online energy audit, power restoration, net metering, electrical safety, budget billing, energy conservation, and others. ANDE operates various hydroelectric and thermal power generation facilities. The utility also owns and operates through a network of power transmission lines, transformers, and substations. It serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers across Paraguay. ANDE is headquartered in Asuncion, Paraguay.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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