Alicura is a 1,050MW hydro power project. It is located on Limay river/basin in Neuquen, Argentina. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1979 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1987.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,050 1,050 Active Neuquen, Argentina

Description

The project is currently owned by AES Argentina Generacion with a stake of 100%.

Alicura is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 10 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project are 120m and 116m respectively. 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 4 in number. The penstock length is 240m. The penstock diameter is 6.2m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1979 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1987.

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 255MW nameplate capacity.

Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 280 MVA.

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