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Salto Andersen Hydro Plant (In Operation)

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The project seeks to satisfy 13-15% of Río Negro's power demand through an existing 132kV transmission line. The plant, which is expected to produce 49.63GWh/y, is part of a strategic provincial plan to provide essential services (water, irrigation, and power) to those areas in Río Negro where livestock can be raised successfully. The project will require nearly 34,280 workers, and a 30-year concession for use of public waters to generate electricity. The Salto Andersen hydro plant is classified as a non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE) initiative. Argentina's national strategy for implementing the nation's renewable energy policy defines, among others, renewable energy as including small hydropower up to 30MW.

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Salto Andersen Hydro Plant (In Operation)
Project Type
Development Phase
In operation
Project Status
Project Capacity
9  MW (megawatt)  Hydro
US$ 27mn
Completion Date

The project is to be built on the Colorado river, 8km downstream from the Pichi Mahuida station and some 70km west of Río Colorado in city in Argentina's Rio Negro province.

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