Quitaracsa is an 118MW hydro power project. It is located on Quitaracsa river/basin in Ancash, Peru. 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 2010 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2015. Buy the profile here.


The project was developed by Engie Energia Peru and is currently owned by Engie with a stake of 62%.

Quitaracsa is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 0.45 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 862m. The project generated 595.65 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $464m.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 2010 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2015.

Contractors involved

Rainpower was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of pelton turbines, each with 56MW nameplate capacity.

Rainpower supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 65.9 MVA.

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About Engie Energia Peru

Engie Energia Peru SA (Engie), formerly Enersur SA, a subsidiary of Engie SA, carries out generation, distribution and transmission of electrical energy through main and secondary transmission systems. It operates thermal and hydroelectric power facilities located in Lima, Moquegua, Yuncan, and Cerro de Pasco. The company operates various power plants which includes Ilo1 Thermoelectric Plant, Ilo21 Thermoelectric Plant, Yuncan Hydroelectric, ChilcaUno Thermal Power Plant and one electrical substation in Moquegua. Engie also operates wind turbines for generation through its renewable energy power generation plant Punta Lomitas. It supplies energy to the Peruvian National Grid. Engie is headquartered in San Isidro, Lima, Peru.


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