Nihuil III is a 52MW hydro power project. It is located on Atuel river/basin in Mendoza, Argentina. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1968 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1972.
|Project Type||Total Capacity (MW)||Active Capacity (MW)||Pipeline Capacity (MW)||Project Status||Project Location||Project Developer||Hydropower||52||52||–||Active||Mendoza, Argentina|
The project is currently owned by Pampa Energia with a stake of 100%.
Nihuil III is a reservoir based project. The gross head of the project is 76.75m. 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 2 in number. The penstock length is 188.47m. The penstock diameter is 4.7m. Nihuil III underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2018. The project generated 18,260 MWh of electricity.
The project construction commenced in 1968 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1972.
GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 26MW nameplate capacity.
GE Renewable Energy supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 32.5 MVA.
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