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November 30, 2021

Ralco, Chile

By Carmen

Ralco is a 690MW hydro power project. It is located on Ralco, Bio Bio river/basin in Bio Bio, Chile. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2004.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 690 690 Active Bio Bio, Chile

Description

The project is currently owned by Enel Generacion Chile with a stake of 100%.

Ralco is a reservoir based project. The net head of the project is 183.5m. The project generated 2,309.853 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 2004.

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Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Sistema Interconectado Central under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 1 unit of francis turbine with 300MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 1 unit of francis turbine with 390MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied electric generator(s) for the project. The generator capacity is 404 MVA.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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