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November 26, 2021

El Chocon, Argentina

By Carmen

El Chocon is a 1,200MW hydro power project. It is located on Limay and Collon Cura river/basin in Neuquen, Argentina. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1972.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,200 1,200 Active Neuquen, Argentina


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

El Chocon is a reservoir based project. The net head of the project is 54.8m. The project generated 3,407 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1972.

Contractors Involved

Boving was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 6 units of francis turbines, each with 200MW nameplate capacity.

Siemens supplied 6 electric generators for the project.


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