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January 25, 2022

Yanacachi Norte, Bolivia

By Carmen

Yanacachi Norte is a 51MW hydro power project. It is located on Taquesi river/basin in Bolivia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2002.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 51 51 Active Bolivia Tenaska

Description

The project was developed by Tenaska and is currently owned by Hidroelectrica Boliviana with a stake of 100%.

Yanacachi Norte is a run-of-river project. The gross head of the project is 520m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 1 in number. The penstock length is 1,200m.

The nameplate capacity of electric generator(s) installed at the site is 58.7 MVA.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 2002.

Contractors Involved

AFRY was selected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 1 unit of francis turbine with 51.8MW nameplate capacity.

About Tenaska

Tenaska Inc (Tenaska) is an independent energy company. It designs, develops, finances, manages and operates power plants. The company develops natural gas-fueled and renewable power projects. It sells power to independent power producers, private equity investors, utilities, industrial customers, and retail customers. It also markets natural gas and provides natural gas supply chain management services. Tenaska provides energy management and related services to generation and demand side customers in the US. It also offers asset management services for natural gas and power. The company has offices in Texas, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts in the US and Alberta and British Columbia in Canada. Tenaska is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, the US.

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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