Yacyreta – Argentina is a 1,550MW hydro power project. It is located on Parana river/basin in Corrientes, 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. The project construction commenced in 1983 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1997. Buy the profile here.


The project is developed and owned by Entidad Binacional Yacyreta. The company has a stake of 100%.

Yacyreta - Argentina is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 21,000 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 21.3m. The project generated 10,000 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1983 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1997.

Contractors involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 10 units of kaplan turbines, each with 155MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied electric generator(s) for the project. The generator capacity is 172.5 MVA.

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About Entidad Binacional Yacyreta

Entidad Binacional Yacyreta (EBY) operates a hydroelectric power station on the Yacyreta -Apipe falls on the Parana river. It carries out the provision of electricity generation services. The company’s key products and services include electricity; and hydroelectric power generation, transmission, distribution and supply activities. It also provides flood warning services; and facilitates the implementation of irrigation systems. In addition, the company provides powerhouse operations and management services. It serves families, businesses and industries in Argentina and Paraguay. EBY is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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