Chixoy is a 300MW hydro power project. It is located on Chixoy river/basin in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1977 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1983.
|Project Type||Total Capacity (MW)||Active Capacity (MW)||Pipeline Capacity (MW)||Project Status||Project Location||Project Developer||Hydropower||300||300||–||Active||Alta Verapaz, Guatemala||Instituto Nacional de Electrificacion|
The project is developed and owned by Instituto Nacional de Electrificacion. The company has a stake of 100%.
Chixoy is a run-of-river project. The gross head of the project is 433m. The penstock length is 980m. The penstock diameter is 3.65m. The project generated 1,436 GWh of electricity.
The project construction commenced in 1977 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1983.
Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 5 units of pelton turbines, each with 72MW nameplate capacity.
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