Cardenillo is a 595.65MW hydro power project. It is planned on Paute river/basin in Azuay, Ecuador. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2024 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2026.
|Project Type||Total Capacity (MW)||Active Capacity (MW)||Pipeline Capacity (MW)||Project Status||Project Location||Project Developer||Hydropower||595.65||–||595.65||Permitting||Azuay, Ecuador||Hidropaute|
The project is being developed by Hidropaute and is currently owned by Corporacion Electrica del Ecuador.
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, is expected to be 1 in number. The penstock length will be 424.51m. The penstock diameter will be 5.8m. The project is expected to generate 3,356 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $1,300m.
Cardenillo (Central Cardenillo) consists of 6 units of pelton turbines with 99.75MW nameplate capacity.
Cardenillo (Central Mini Cardenillo) consists of 1 unit of francis turbine with 7.34MW nameplate capacity.
The Cardenillo (Central Cardenillo) will have 6 electric generators installed at the Cardenillo (Central Cardenillo) site. The generator capacity is likely to be 108 MVA.
The Cardenillo (Central Mini Cardenillo) has 1 electric generator that will be installed at the Cardenillo (Central Mini Cardenillo) site.
The project construction is expected to commence from 2024. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2026.
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