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Aguas Calientes Hydro Plant Cancelled

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Early Works
Current Stage: Environmental evaluation
Start: 02/2009
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The Aguas Calientes hydro plant project calls for the construction of two run-of-the-river plants that would be built 82km east of Chillán to add a total 24MW capacity to the central SIC grid. The project will employ 500 people during its construction phase and an additional 21 workers when operating. Hydrochile decided against developing the Aguas Calientes hydro project.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Aguas Calientes Hydro Plant
Project Type
Development Phase
Environmental evaluation
Project Status
Project Capacity
24  MW (megawatt)  Hydro
US$ 80mn

The Aguas Calientes hydro plant will be located in the Diguillín river valley, Pinto district, 82km east of the city of Chillán, Ñuble province, in southern Chile's region VIII.

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

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Communications and public affairs manager, HydroChile S.A.
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