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January 19, 2022

Corani, Bolivia

By Carmen

Corani is a 65MW hydro power project. It is located on Corani river/basin in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1966.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 65 65 Active Cochabamba, Bolivia Empresa Nacional de Electricidad Bolivia

Description

The project was developed by Empresa Nacional de Electricidad Bolivia and is currently owned by Empresa Electrica Corani with a stake of 100%.

Corani is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 150 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 629m. Corani underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2017-2018.

The hydro power project consists of 1 turbine with 13MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1966.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Comite Nacional de Despacho de Carga under a power purchase agreement with a contracted capacity is 65MW.

Contractors Involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of pelton turbines, each with 13.5MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 15 MVA.

About Empresa Nacional de Electricidad Bolivia

Empresa Nacional de Electricidad Bolivia (ENDE) is engaged in importing and exporting activities of electricity that leads to social and economic development of the country. It is headquartered in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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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