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November 30, 2021

La Vueltosa, Venezuela

By Carmen

La Vueltosa is a 771MW hydro power project. It is located on Camburito river/basin in Merida, Venezuela. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2004 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2013.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 771 771 Active Merida, Venezuela Corporacion Electrica Nacional


The project was developed by Corporacion Electrica Nacional and is currently owned by Compania Anonima de Administracion y Fomento Electrico.

The net head of the project is 105m. The project cost is $361.11m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2004 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2013.

Contractors Involved

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of francis turbines, each with 257MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied electric generator(s) for the project. The generator capacity is 226 MVA.

About Corporacion Electrica Nacional

La Corporacion Electrica Nacional, S.A. (CORPOELEC) is a fully integrated state power corporation. It undertakes the generation, transmission, distribution and commercialization of electric power and energy. CORPOELEC controls all major electricity companies in Venezuela including CADAFE, CALIFE, EDELCA, ENELBAR, CVG, ENELVEN, ENELCO, SENECA, CALEY, ELEBOL, EDC, ELEVAL, ELEGUA, and ENAGAS. It also supervises Electrificacion del Caroni (EDELCA), which supplies around three-quarters of the country’s total electricity supply. CORPOELEC is headquartered in Caracas, Venezuela.


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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