Cardenillo is a 595.65MW hydro power project. It is planned on Paute river/basin in Azuay, Ecuador. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the permitting stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2026. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed by Hidropaute and is currently owned by Corporacion Electrica del Ecuador.

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, is expected to be 1 in number. The penstock length will be 424.51m. The penstock diameter will be 5.8m. The project is expected to generate 3,356 GWh of electricity.

Cardenillo (Central Cardenillo) consists of 6 units of pelton turbines with 99.75MW nameplate capacity.

Cardenillo (Central Mini Cardenillo) consists of 1 unit of francis turbine with 7.34MW nameplate capacity.

The Cardenillo (Central Cardenillo) will have 6 electric generators installed at the Cardenillo (Central Cardenillo) site. The generator capacity is likely to be 108 MVA.

The Cardenillo (Central Mini Cardenillo) has 1 electric generator that will be installed at the Cardenillo (Central Mini Cardenillo) site.

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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This content was updated on 10 November 2023

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.