Pehuenche is a 570MW hydro power project. It is located on Melado river/basin in Maule, Chile. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1991.
|Project Type||Total Capacity (MW)||Active Capacity (MW)||Pipeline Capacity (MW)||Project Status||Project Location||Project Developer||Hydropower||570||570||–||Active||Maule, Chile||Endesa|
The project was developed by Endesa and is currently owned by Empresa Electrica Pehuenche with a stake of 100%.
Pehuenche is a reservoir based project. The gross head of the project is 206m. The project generated 2,524 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $394.95m.
The project got commissioned in 1991.
Power Purchase Agreement
The power generated from the project is sold to Sistema Interconectado Central under a power purchase agreement.
GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 285MW nameplate capacity.
GE Renewable Energy supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 290 MVA.
Endesa SA (Endesa), a subsidiary of Enel SpA, is an electric utility. The company generates, distributes and sells electricity. It produces electricity from hydro, thermal, nuclear, combined cycle, and renewable and cogeneration plants. Endesa also supplies electricity and gas, and provides other value-added products and services to wind farms, mini hydraulic, biomass, and waste treatment plants. Endesa is one of the leading energy utilities in the Spanish electricity sector and the second largest gas operator in the Portuguese electricity market. It serves customers in Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and other countries. Endesa is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.
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