El Chocon is a 1,200MW hydro power project. It is located on Limay and Collon Cura river/basin in Neuquen, Argentina. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1972. Buy the profile here.

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Enel Americas, Government of the Province of Neuquen and Others are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 65.7%, 29.9% and 4.4% respectively.

El Chocon is a reservoir based project. The net head of the project is 54.8m. The project generated 3,407 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1972.

Contractors involved

Boving was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 6 units of francis turbines, each with 200MW nameplate capacity.

Siemens supplied 6 electric generators for the project.

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This content was updated on 20 July 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.