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Neltume hydro plant Cancelled

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Early Works
Current Stage: Environmental evaluation
Start: 02/2010
Completion: 01/2016
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Chilean generator Endesa is planning to develop the Neltume run-of-the-river hydro plant on the Fuy river in the upper part of the Valdivia river basin. The project will supply the country's central SIC grid. Because of its structure, which does not require any dams or reservoirs, the project will not alter or impact the integrity of the area nor will it change the level of Pirehueico lake. Endesa has agreed to halt the operations of the hydro plant every five years, when the lake's water levels naturally rise. This will reduce the flooding levels in the area, and also control the Cuacuá river nearby.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Neltume hydro plant
Project Type
Development Phase
Environmental evaluation
Project Status
Project Capacity
490  MW (megawatt)  Hydro
US$ 781mn

The Neltume hydro plant will be located in Panguipulli, Valdivia province, in Chile’s region XIV.

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