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January 17, 2022

Pucara Pisayambo, Ecuador

By Carmen

Pucara Pisayambo is a 73MW hydro power project. It is located on El Roncador, El Milín, El Tambo river/basin in Tungurahua, Ecuador. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1977.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 73 73 Active Tungurahua, Ecuador


The project is currently owned by Corporacion Electrica del Ecuador with a stake of 100%.

Pucara Pisayambo is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 100.706 million cubic meter. The penstock length is 685.51m. The penstock diameter is 2.2m. Pucara Pisayambo underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2014. The project generated 230 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 2 turbines, each with 36.5MW nameplate capacity.

The project has 2 electric generators installed at the site. The generator capacity is 40 MVA.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1977.


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