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Néstor Kirchner-Jorge Cepernic Hydro Project

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Early Works
Current Stage: Additional environmental evaluation
Start: 06/2017
In Construction
Operation
Ramp-up
Start:05/2021
Completion: 04/2022
Project Details

Description

The Néstor Kirchner-Jorge Cepernic hydro project will use water from the Santa Cruz river to generate electricity. The hydro complex is also expected to produce an energy surplus, which could potentially be sold to Brazil. The project will employ 5,000 workers during the construction stage.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Néstor Kirchner-Jorge Cepernic Hydro Project
Project Type
Hydro
Development Phase
Additional environmental evaluation
Project Status
Active
Project Capacity
1,310  MW (megawatt)  Hydro
Investment
US$ 4.7bn
Completion Date
2022
Location

The project will use water from the Santa Cruz river in the city of Comandante Luis Piedra Buena, Corpen Aike department.

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


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Undersecretary of electric energy
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