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January 4, 2022

Chacayes, Chile

By Carmen

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

Description

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.

Development Status

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.

Contractors Involved

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.

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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