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January 5, 2022

Baygorria, Uruguay

By Carmen

Baygorria is a 108MW hydro power project. It is located on Rio Negro river/basin in Durazno, Uruguay. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1960.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 108 108 Active Durazno, Uruguay Administracion Nacional de Usinas y Trasmisiones Electricas

Description

The project is developed and owned by Administracion Nacional de Usinas y Trasmisiones Electricas. The company has a stake of 100%.

Baygorria is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 570 million cubic meter.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1960.

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Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Administration of the Electricity Market under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Nydqvist & Holm was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of kaplan turbines, each with 36MW nameplate capacity.

Siemens-Schuckert supplied electric generator(s) for the project. The generator capacity is 36 MVA.

About Administracion Nacional de Usinas y Trasmisiones Electricas

Administracion Nacional de Usinas y Trasmisiones Electricas (UTE) is an electric utility. The utility offers generation, transmission, distribution and commercialization of electricity. It generates electricity through hydro, wind and thermal generation plants. It also offers annexes and consulting services. The utility operates a production plant, Salto Grande Hydroelectric Power Plant, which produces energy from generation plants owned by third parties. UTE makes available the transmission and distribution networks to transport the energy generated from renewable sources. The utility also provides advice on finding and correcting bad connections in time, switches and outlets damaged to prevent accidents. UTE is headquartered in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Methodology

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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