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October 5, 2021updated 22 Oct 2021 9:36am

Tufino-Chiles-Cerro Negro Geothermal Project, Ecuador

By Carmen

Tufino-Chiles-Cerro Negro Geothermal Project is a 138MW geothermal power project. It is planned in Carchi, Ecuador. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2024.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Geothermal 138 138 Permitting Carchi, Ecuador Andean Community of Nations; Corporacion Electrica del Ecuador; Isagen

Description

The project is being developed by Andean Community of Nations, Corporacion Electrica del Ecuador and Isagen. These companies also have ownership stakes in the project.

Tufino-Chiles-Cerro Negro Geothermal Project will run at a temperature of 230 Degree Celsius.

Development Status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2024.

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About Corporacion Electrica del Ecuador

Corporacion Electrica del Ecuador (CELEC E.P) carries out the generation, transmission, and commercialization of power. The company’s major portfolio involves in hydroelectric, thermal and renewable energy projects. It generates electricity through hydraulics, thermal, wind and renewable energy sources. The company’s major hydroelectric projects are coca codo with 1500 MW and Quijos with 50 MW of power in Ecuador. It operates transmission stations in Pomasqui, Ambato, Mulalo, Santo Domingo, Chone, San Gregorio, Quininde, Cuenca, Loja, The Locks, Posorja and New Prosperina. CELEC E.P is headquartered in Cuenca, Ecuador.

About Isagen

Isagen SA ESP (Isagen), a subsidiary of BRE Colombia Hydro Investments Limited, is an electricity utility that generates and markets electricity. It also supplies natural gas; and sells coal, steam, and other energy sources. The company produces electricity from hydro and natural gas sources. Isagen offers a wide range of energy related services such as operations and maintenance, energy management, expansion, energy efficiency, and production knowledge fields. Through bilateral agreements or private auctions, it sells natural gas to industrial and wholesale clients. The company has regional offices in Bogota, Cali, and Barranquilla. Isagen is headquartered in Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia.

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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