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Chihuido I Multipurpose Project Suspended

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Early Works
Current Stage: Awaiting construction decision
Start: 12/2014
In Construction
Operation
In operation
Start:12/2020
Project Details

Description

The Chihuido I project involves the construction of a hydro plant that will use water from the Neuquén river to generate electricity to help meet the country's increasing power demand. Once the project is completed, 1.75GWh/y will be injected into the country's main SADI grid, accounting for more than 3% of its maximum annual demand and increasing hydropower generation for the region by 12%. The project will also allow the regulation of the Neuquén river, controlling excessive floods and ensuring water supply for human consumption, irrigation and industrial use during droughts.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Chihuido I Multipurpose Project
Project Type
Hydro
Development Phase
Awaiting construction decision
Project Status
Suspended
Project Capacity
637  MW (megawatt)  Hydro
Investment
US$ 2.2bn
Completion Date
2020
Lifespan
15
Location

The Chihuido I project is located on the Neuquén river, 155km northwest of the city of Neuquén.

 * The map coordinates represent the approximate latitude and longitude, and not the exact location of the project.


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