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November 29, 2021

Salto Grande-Argentina, Argentina

By Carmen

Salto Grande-Argentina is a 945MW hydro power project. It is located on Uruguay river/basin in Entre Rios, Argentina. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1974 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1979.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 945 945 Active Entre Rios, Argentina


The project is currently owned by Integracion Energetica Argentina with a stake of 100%.

Salto Grande-Argentina is a reservoir based project. The net head of the project is 25.3m. Salto Grande-Argentina underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2019-2023.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1974 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1979.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Cammesa under a power purchase agreement with a contracted capacity is 945MWh.

Contractors Involved

Turboatom was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 7 units of kaplan turbines, each with 135MW nameplate capacity.

Power Machines supplied 7 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 150 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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