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November 26, 2021

Cerro Rayoso, Argentina

By Carmen

Cerro Rayoso is a 560MW hydro power project. It is planned on Neuquen river/basin in Neuquen, Argentina. The project is currently in announced stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2027.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 560 560 Announced Neuquen, Argentina Emprendimientos Hidroelectricos Sociedad del Estado ProvIncial


The project is being developed and currently owned by Emprendimientos Hidroelectricos Sociedad del Estado ProvIncial.

The gross head of the project will be 125m. The penstock diameter will be 7m. The project is expected to generate 1,915 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $1,564.898m.

The hydro power project consists of 2 turbines, each with 40MW nameplate capacity.

The hydro power project consists of 2 turbines, each with 240MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2027.


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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