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San Andrés Hydro Plant

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Early Works
Awaiting construction decision
Start: 10/2016
Completion: 06/2017
In Construction
Current Stage Under Construction
Start: 01/2018
Completion: 04/2020
In operation
Project Details


The San Andrés hydro project calls for the construction and operation of a run-of-the-river hydroelectric plant in the namesake river, 126km north of Medellin. The plant will capture a flow rate of 5m3/s from the San Andrés river through a 20m-long (1.5m-wide) intake pipe located 2,368 meters above sea level. The channeled water will be run through a decanting pool and sent downhill 565m to a power house featuring two horizontal-axis Pelton turbines. With a capacity factor of 86% the plant is slated to generate an annual average of 172.5GWh. The energy generated will be injected to the country's National Grid through the Yarumal II substation.

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Key Specs

Full Name
San Andrés Hydro Plant
Project Type
Development Phase
Under Construction
Project Status
Project Capacity
23  MW (megawatt)  Hydro
US$ 60mn
Completion Date

The project is located in San Andrés de Cuerqia municipality.

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

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