Guatape is a 560MW hydro power project. It is located on Nare river/basin in Antioquia, Colombia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1971.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 560 560 Active Antioquia, Colombia


The project is currently owned by Empresas Publicas De Medellin with a stake of 100%.

Guatape is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 1.07 million cubic meter. The project generated 2,730 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 6 turbines, each with 70MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1971.

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 70MW nameplate capacity.

Allgemeine Elektricitaets-Gesellschaft supplied electric generator(s) for the project.


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