Chacayes is an 111MW hydro power project. It is located on Cachapoal river/basin in Libertador General Bernardo O’Higgins, Chile. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2007 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2011.
|Project Type||Total Capacity (MW)||Active Capacity (MW)||Pipeline Capacity (MW)||Project Status||Project Location||Project Developer||Hydropower||111||111||–||Active||Libertador General Bernardo O’Higgins, Chile||Pacific Hydro Chacayes|
The project was developed by Pacific Hydro Chacayes and is currently owned by Pacific Hydro with a stake of 100%.
Chacayes is a run-of-river project. The gross head of the project is 181m. The project generated 560.457 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $450m.
The project construction commenced in 2007 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2011.
Power Purchase Agreement
The power generated from the project is sold to Enel Distribucion Chile under a power purchase agreement.
Astaldi was selected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.
Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 55.5MW nameplate capacity.
Andritz Hydro supplied electric generator(s) for the project.
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