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San Gabán III hydro plant

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Early Works
Start: 12/2014
Completion: 03/2016
In Construction
Current Stage Under Construction
Start: 09/2017
Completion: 08/2021
In operation
Project Details


The San Gaban III hydro plant will supply power to Peru's national grid, increase the power generation capacity in the country, and meet its growing demand for electricity. The plant would take advantage of the San Gabán river's discharge rate of 35m3/s and a 615m-high natural waterfall. In concrete, the project consists in the construction and operation of a hydroelectric plant formed by two vertical axis Pelton turbines.

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Key Specs

Full Name
San Gabán III hydro plant
Project Type
Development Phase
Under Construction
Project Status
Project Capacity
206  MW (megawatt)  Hydro
US$ 560mn
Completion Date

The San Gabán III hydro plant will be built on the banks of the San Gaban river between Casahuiri and Huayna Pallca, in Carabaya province.

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