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November 30, 2021

Rio Grande, Argentina

By Carmen

Rio Grande is a 750MW hydro power project. It is located on Rio Grande river/basin in Cordoba, Argentina. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1976 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1986.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 750 750 Active Cordoba, Argentina Panedile Argentina

Description

The project was developed by Panedile Argentina and is currently owned by Empresa ProvIncial de Energia de Cordoba.

Rio Grande is a pumped storage project. The gross head of the project is 204m. 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 330m. The project generated 970 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1976 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1986.

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Contractors Involved

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 187.5MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 210 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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