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January 11, 2022updated 12 Jan 2022 9:48am

Callahuanca, Peru

By Carmen

Callahuanca is an 84.17MW hydro power project. It is located on Rimac, Santa Eulalia river/basin in Lima, Peru. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1934 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1938.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 84.17 84.17 Active Lima, Peru Enel Generacion Peru SAA


The project is developed and owned by Enel Generacion Peru SAA. The company has a stake of 100%.

Callahuanca is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project are 435m and 424m respectively. Callahuanca underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2005, 2017-2019. The project generated 614.11 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1934 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1938.

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Contractors Involved

The turbines for the hydro power project have been supplied by Andritz Hydro and Voith Hydro Holding.

The electric generators for the project were procured from Andritz Hydro and Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation.

About Enel Generacion Peru SAA

Enel Generacion Peru SAA (Enel Generacion) a subsidiary of Enel Americas SA, is a power generation company. It offers transmission and distribution of electricity. The company generates electricity through thermal and hydroelectric sources. Enel Generacion also carries out hydroelectric plant generation portfolio includes Huinco, Matucana, Callahuanca, Moyopampa, Huampani, Chimay and Yanango. Its thermal power plant generation portfolio comprises Santa Rosa and Ventanilla. The company also operates and maintains natural gas business. Enel Generacion also provides online services for payments, digital receipts, and other services. It serves its services to residential and commercial customers across Peru. Enel Generacion is headquartered in San Miguel, Peru.


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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