El Toro is a 450MW hydro power project. It is located on Polcura river/basin in Bio Bio, Chile. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1973.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 450 450 Active Bio Bio, Chile Enel Generacion Chile


The project is developed and owned by Enel Generacion Chile. The company has a stake of 100%.

El Toro is a reservoir based project. The net head of the project is 616.5m. The project generated 2,245.98 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1973.

Power Purchase Agreement

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

Contractors Involved

ATELIERS DES CHARMILLES was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of pelton turbines, each with 112.5MW nameplate capacity.

ABB supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 121 MVA.

About Enel Generacion Chile

Enel Generacion Chile SA (Enel Generacion), formerly Empresa Nacional de Electricidad SA, is a power utility.The company is a subsidiary of Enel Chile SA. It generates, distributes and sells electricity, exports natural gas, and provides various energy related products and services. The company produces electricity using hydro, gas, fuel oil, wind and coal sources. Enel Generacion has generation facilities along the central interconnected system and north interconnected electricity system. It sells electricity to regulated electricity distribution companies, unregulated industrial firms in the mining, pulp and steel sectors and spot market in the country. Enel Generacion is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.


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