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November 29, 2021

Villarino, Spain

By Carmen

Villarino is an 810MW hydro power project. It is located on Tormes river/basin in Castile and León, Spain. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1970.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 810 810 Active Castile and León, Spain Iberdrola Renovables

Description

The project was developed by Iberdrola Renovables and is currently owned by Iberdrola with a stake of 100%.

Villarino is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 2,586.3 million cubic meter. The penstock length is 400m. The penstock diameter is 7.5m. The project generated 1,376 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1970.

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Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Red Electrica De Espana under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 6 turbines, each with 135MW nameplate capacity.

ABB supplied electric generator(s) for the project.

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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