HidroItuango is a 2,400MW hydro power project. It is planned on Cauca river/basin in Antioquia, Colombia. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the partially active stage. It will be developed in multiple phases. The project construction is likely to commence in 2010 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2022. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project is being developed by Hidroelectrica Ituango. Colombia's Antioquia department (IDEA), Empresas Publicas De Medellin and Others are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 50.74%, 46.33% and 2.93% respectively.

HidroItuango is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 20.07 million cubic meter. The net head of the project will be 197m. The penstock length will be 69m. The penstock diameter will be 5m. The project is expected to generate 13,930 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2010. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2022.

Contractors involved

HidroItuango (HidroItuango 1,2 Units) will be equipped with GE Renewable Energy francis turbines. The phase consists of 2 turbines with 300MW nameplate capacity.

HidroItuango (HidroItuango 3,4 Units) will be equipped with GE Renewable Energy francis turbines. The phase consists of 2 turbines with 300MW nameplate capacity.

HidroItuango (HidroItuango 5-8 Units) will be equipped with GE Renewable Energy francis turbines. The phase consists of 4 turbines with 1,200MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy is expected to supply 2 electric generators for the HidroItuango (HidroItuango 1,2 Units). The generator capacity is likely to be 337 MVA.

GE Renewable Energy is expected to supply 2 electric generators for the HidroItuango (HidroItuango 3,4 Units). The generator capacity is likely to be 337 MVA.

GE Renewable Energy is expected to supply 4 electric generators for the HidroItuango (HidroItuango 5-8 Units). The generator capacity is likely to be 337 MVA.

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About Hidroelectrica Ituango

Hidroelectrica Ituango S.A. E.S.P. is an alternative energy company that focuses on generating energy through hydropower. The company is engaged in the Ituango hydro project which is located 171 Km from Medellin. The company is based in Medellin, Colombia.

This content was updated on 1 January 1970

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