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January 12, 2022

Rio Lindo, Honduras

By Carmen

Rio Lindo is an 80MW hydro power project. It is located on Yojoa river/basin in Cortes, Honduras. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1969 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1971.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 80 80 Active Cortes, Honduras Empresa Nacional de Energia Electrica


The project was developed by Empresa Nacional de Energia Electrica. Central American Bank for Economic Integration and Empresa Nacional de Energia Electrica are currently owning the project.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 0.45 million cubic meter. The penstock length is 12,000m. The penstock diameter is 2.4m. Rio Lindo underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2017-2020.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1969 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1971.

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Contractors Involved

Hitachi Mitsubishi Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of pelton turbines, each with 20MW nameplate capacity.

Hitachi Mitsubishi Hydro supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 21.05 MVA.


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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