Sauzal is a 76.8MW hydro power project. It is located on Coya, Claro river/basin in Libertador General Bernardo O’Higgins, Chile. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1948.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 76.8 76.8 Active Libertador General Bernardo O’Higgins, Chile


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

Sauzal is a run-of-river project. The net head of the project is 118m. The project generated 287.8 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1948.

Power Purchase Agreement

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

Contractors Involved

Baldwin County Electric Membership Cooperative was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of francis turbines, each with 25.6MW nameplate capacity.

WESTINGHOUSE WATERWHEEL GENERATOR supplied 3 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 28.5 MVA.


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