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November 26, 2021

Entracque – Chiotas, Italy

By Carmen

Entracque – Chiotas is a 1,184MW hydro power project. It is located on Piastra river/basin in Piedmont, Italy. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1962 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1981.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,184 1,184 Active Piedmont, Italy


The project is currently owned by Enel.

Entracque – Chiotas is a pumped storage project. The gross head of the project is 1,048m. The project generated 1,040 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1962 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1981.

Contractors Involved

Franco Tosi Meccanica was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 8 turbines, each with 147.5MW nameplate capacity.

The electric generators for the project were procured from Ansaldo Energia and Ercole Marelli Power.


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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