Palo Viejo is an 85MW hydro power project. It is located on Cotzal river/basin in Quiche, Guatemala. 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. The project construction commenced in 2009 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2012. Buy the profile here.
The project is currently owned by Enel Americas with a stake of 100%.
Palo Viejo is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 0.343 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project are 380m and 377.4m respectively. The penstock length is 1,450m. The project generated 370 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $226m.
The project construction commenced in 2009 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2012.
Power purchase agreement
The power generated from the project is sold to Comercializadora De Energia Para El Desarrollo under a power purchase agreement for a period of 10 years, starting from 2020.
Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 42MW nameplate capacity.
Voith Hydro Holding supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 50 MVA.
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