Macagua I is a 480MW hydro power project. It is located on Caroni river/basin in Bolivar, Venezuela. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1956 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1959.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 480 480 Active Bolivar, Venezuela Electrificacion del Caroni

Description

The project is developed and owned by Electrificacion del Caroni. The company has a stake of 100%.

Macagua I is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 12 million cubic meter. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 6 in number. The penstock length is 47m. The penstock diameter is 7.5m. Macagua I underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2009-2014. The project cost is $324.91m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1956 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1959.

Contractors Involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 6 units of francis turbines, each with 79.5MW nameplate capacity.

IMPSA supplied 6 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 86.6 MVA.

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