Portezuelo del Viento is a 210MW hydro power project. It is planned on Grande river/basin in Mendoza, Argentina. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2026.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 210 210 Permitting Mendoza, Argentina Empresa Mendocina de Energia


The project is being developed by Empresa Mendocina de Energia and is currently owned by Government of Mendoza.

The penstock length will be 40m. The project is expected to generate 890 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $1,023m.

The hydro power project consists of 3 turbines, each with 70MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2026.


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