Hornitos is a 63.09MW hydro power project. It is located on Juncal and Juncalillo river/basin in Valparaiso, Chile. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2005 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2008.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 63.09 63.09 Active Valparaiso, Chile Hidroelectrica Guardia Vieja


The project is developed and owned by Hidroelectrica Guardia Vieja.

Hornitos is a run-of-river project. The net head of the project is 555m. The penstock length is 1,234m. The project generated 290.3 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $62.8m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2005 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2008.

Contractors Involved

VA TECH Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 1 unit of pelton turbine with 63.09MW nameplate capacity.

VA TECH Hydro supplied 1 electric generator for the project.

About Hidroelectrica Guardia Vieja

Hidroelectrica Guardia Vieja S.A., is a company that provides electric energy generation and sales for industrial and regulated clients in Region V. The company has the Los Quilos hydroelectric plant and its subsidiaries Hidroeléctrica Aconcagua, Rio Tranquilo and Obras y Desarrollo, and also has the Canutillar plant, which has a capacity of 172 MW and is located in the Los Lagos region.


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