Quitaracsa is an 118MW hydro power project. It is located on Quitaracsa river/basin in Ancash, Peru. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2010 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2015.
|Project Type||Total Capacity (MW)||Active Capacity (MW)||Pipeline Capacity (MW)||Project Status||Project Location||Project Developer||Hydropower||118||118||–||Active||Ancash, Peru||Engie Energia Peru|
The project is developed and owned by Engie Energia Peru.
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.
The project construction commenced in 2010 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2015.
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.
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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