Amaila Falls is a 165MW hydro power project. It is planned on Kuribrong, Amaila river/basin in Potaro-Siparuni, Guyana. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2026.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 165 165 Permitting Potaro-Siparuni, Guyana Amaila Falls Hydro


The project is being developed and currently owned by Amaila Falls Hydro.

The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 180 million cubic meter. The net head of the project will be 345m. The project is expected to generate 1,047 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $1,000m.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines, each with 41.25MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

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Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2026.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to Guyana Power & Light under a power purchase agreement at the rate of $0.077kWh.


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