Cucuana is a 55MW hydro power project. It is located on Cucuana, SanMarcos river/basin in Tolima, Colombia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2011 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2015.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 55 55 Active Tolima, Colombia Celsia Colombia


The project is developed and owned by Celsia Colombia.

Cucuana is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project are 714m and 698m respectively. The project generated 250 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $118m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2011 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2015.

Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of pelton turbines, each with 28MW nameplate capacity.

Indar Electric supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 31.94 MVA.

About Celsia Colombia

Celsia Colombia SA ESP (Celsia Colombia), formerly Empresa De Energia Del Pacifico SA ESP is a power generation utility that offers electric energy generation, transmission and distribution services. The company under its generation portfolio operates and maintains various hydroelectric plants including hydro electric reservoirs and hydro electric run of river projects. It also procures electricity through power purchase agreements. Celsia Colombia is involved in the construction of projects such as the Amaime, Alto Tulua and Bajo Tulua hydroelectric plants. The company renders its electrical energy through a network of transmission and distribution lines, ranging from 13.2 kV to 220 kV. It serves residential, commercial, industrial and government segments. Celsia Colombia is headquartered in Yumbo, Colombia.


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