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November 24, 2021

El Guavio, Colombia

By Carmen

El Guavio is a 1,250MW hydro power project. It is located on Guavio, Chivor, Batatas river/basin in Cundinamarca, Colombia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1992.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,250 1,250 Active Cundinamarca, Colombia

Description

Grupo Energia Bogota and Enel Americas are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 51.51% and 48.48% respectively.

El Guavio is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 1,043 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 1,050m. The project generated 5,890 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1992.

Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 5 units of pelton turbines.

GE Renewable Energy supplied electric generator(s) for the project.

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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