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Yuncan Hydroelectric Project

Feasibility Study

May 1976 to August 1978

Detailed Design

April 1981 to August 1982

Revision of detailed design

July 1996 to July 1998

Construction supervision

June 1998 to August 2002

Start of operation

Early 2005


130MW, 901GWh/yr

Plant type



Paucartambo and Huachón Districts, Pasco Province, Peru

Estimated investment

$262 million


De Generacion de Energia Electrica del Centro Peru



Turbine supplier

VA Tech Escher Wyss


3 x 44.5MW generators (Vertical Peltons)

Additional construction

Floating and concrete-gravity intake dams, 29km waterway, 50km of 220kV transmission lines and associated substations

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