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November 30, 2021

Porce III, Colombia

By Carmen

Porce III is a 660MW hydro power project. It is located on Porce river/basin in Antioquia, Colombia. 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 2010.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 660 660 Active Antioquia, Colombia


The project is currently owned by Empresas Publicas De Medellin.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 170 million cubic meter. The project generated 3,416.4 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $1,330m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2004 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2010.

Contractors Involved

IMPSA was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines.

Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 218 MVA.

IMPSA International is the O&M contractor for the hydro power project.


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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