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December 13, 2021

Kaleta, Guinea

By Carmen

Kaleta is a 240MW hydro power project. It is located on Konkoure river/basin in Kindia, Guinea. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2012 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2015.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 240 240 Active Kindia, Guinea China Three Gorges

Description

The project was developed by China Three Gorges and is currently owned by Electricite De Guinee.

Kaleta is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 23 million cubic meter. The project generated 965 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $526m.

The hydro power project consists of 3 turbines, each with 80MW nameplate capacity.

The project has 3 electric generators installed at the site.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2012 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2015.

Contractors Involved

China International Water & Electric was selected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

About China Three Gorges

China Three Gorges Corp (CTG) subsidiary of State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, formerly known as China Three Gorges Project Corp, is a renewable energy company which develops and operates hydropower generation plants. The company’s operations include hydropower project engineering, construction and management, electricity production, and provision of technical services. Its renewable energy business comprises construction, operation and development of solar and wind energy projects. The company develops hydropower projects of Yangtze River and its tributaries. It has operations throughout Asia, Europe, South America, Middle East and Africa. CTG is headquartered in Beijing, China.

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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