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January 5, 2022

Cipreses, Chile

By Carmen

Cipreses is a 106MW hydro power project. It is located on Cipreses river/basin in Maule, Chile. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1955.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 106 106 Active Maule, Chile


The project is currently owned by Enel Generacion Chile with a stake of 100%.

Cipreses is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 190 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 370m. The project generated 228,117 MWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1955.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Sistema Interconectado Central under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of pelton turbines, each with 35.3MW nameplate capacity.

WESTINGHOUSE WATERWHEEL GENERATOR supplied electric generator(s) for the project. The generator capacity is 32 MVA.


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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