Xacbal is a 94MW hydro power project. It is located on Xacbal 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. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2010. Buy the profile here.


The project was developed by Hidro Xacbal and is currently owned by Grupo Terra.

Xacbal is a run-of-river project. The gross head of the project is 199m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 2 in number. The penstock length is 12m. The penstock diameter is 2.5m. The project generated 486 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 2010.

Contractors involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 47MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied electric generator(s) for the project.

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About Hidro Xacbal

Hidro Xacbal S.A. is a renewable energy company. It is engaged in the development of hydro power project located in Guatemala. The project has an installed capacity of 94 MW.


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