Chespi is a 468MW hydro power project. It is planned on Guayllabamba river/basin in Pichincha, 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 a single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2024 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2027. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed and currently owned by HidroEquinoccio EP.

Chespi is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 2.3 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project will be 278.5m. The penstock length will be 1,000m. The penstock diameter will be 4m. The project is expected to generate 2,000 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines, each with 117MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2024. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2027.

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This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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