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Yacyretá started the task of dismantling the 220 kV line to install the 500 kV line

Bnamericas Published: Thursday, April 04, 2019
Yacyretá started the task of dismantling the 220 kV line to install the 500 kV line

The Yacyretá Hydroelectric Plant initiated the dismantling of the 220 kV line, to allow the installation and conversion of energy to 500 kV later. The works are in charge of Paraguayan technicians of the Binational Entity, with the support of Japanese specialists at the service of the Mitsubishi Corporation.

The objective is for the task to be completed by September of this year.

The director of Yacyretá, Nicanor Duarte Frutos, had stated that this conversion implies a situation of high relevance for the Government of Mario Abdo Benítez and for the country, because it will mean the obtaining of energetic sovereignty on the part of Paraguay.

That is, by the end of this year 2019, we will have the capacity to withdraw 100% of the energy that by Treaty corresponds to our country. Of the 3,100 MW of installed power, Paraguay has 1,550 MW (50%). Today it is limited to 750 MW.

The newspaper ABC Color , in its print edition of today April 3, echoes this news under the title "Dismantle 220 kV bar", and we reproduce below:

"AYOLAS, Misiones (Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, correspondent) Technicians from the Yacyretá Power Plant dismantle the 220 kV bars installed in the plant, informed yesterday Mr. Leopoldo Melo, Paraguayan technical chief of EBY.

This part of the work, which will last three months, corresponds to one of the first steps of adapting the Yacyretá-Ayolas-Villa Hayes 500 kV Line, which will be extended for nine months, with a cost close to US $ 10 million. The contract was awarded to the Mitsubishi Corporation of Japan, whose specialists are accompanied by the Paraguayan and Argentine technicians of the EBY.

The works of definitive adaptation in the field 13 (GIS-SF6) of the substation of the plant are concentrated today in the dismantling phase of the 220 kV structure. Later they will remove the walls to install the new casing, which will support the 500 kV bars that will be brought from Japan next August.

As soon as the assembly of the bars is finished, they will start with the rigorous testing phase, and later the connection to the Paraguayan Line 2 (LP2) of Yacyretá will be carried out. "

This EBY release was published using machine translation.

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